British Airways to Commence Scheduled Flights to Maldives in October

PUBLISHED October 05, 2020 | updated October 05, 2020 01:17

British Airways announces direct flight operations from London to Male’ on October 17, 2020. The airline will be operating three times on a weekly basis to Velana International Airport from Heathrow.   

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “We’re glad to be returning to more destinations this month, connecting the UK with more and more countries around the world. With increases in both long and short haul services, there is a destination for anyone, and with our enhanced safety measures we hope this encourages people to start planning their next getaway.”  

Customers can travel in absolute confidence knowing that safety is at the heart of British Airways’ business. The airline has introduced a range of measures, which it requires customers and crew abide by. These include:  

- Checking-in online, downloading their boarding pass and where possible self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate where possible  

- Observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports  

- Wearing a facemask at all times and bringing enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights  

- Asking customers not to travel if they think they have any symptoms of Covid-19 

- Cabin crew wearing PPE and a new food service, which reduces the number of interactions required with customers  

- Asking customers to ensure they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them  

- Providing customers with a personal protection pack including a sealable disposal bag, hand sanitising gel and an antibacterial wipe. 

The airline is cleaning all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all British Airways flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards. 


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