Air Astana Operates Passenger Flights to Maldives

PUBLISHED December 06, 2020

Maldives has welcomed the very first passenger flight of Air Astana on Saturday with a special water salute. The flight landed at Velana International Airport with over 140 passengers onboard. 

Starting from December 5, Air Astana will be offering direct flights between Almaty and Male twice a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The airline’s brand-new Airbus 321LR aircraft will be used for the operations. 

According to the airline, additional flights to the Maldives will be operated on Mondays, starting from December 21, 2020. Air Astana has enforced appropriate Travel Safety Measures to ensure travelers a safe and a healthy journey to their dream destinations. 

Prior to COVID-19, Air Astana operated scheduled, domestic and international flights on 64 routes from its main and secondary hubs, Almaty International Airport and Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, respectively. 

Maldives reopened its borders to international tourists on 15th July with the reopening of several resorts and liveaboards. Guesthouses also resumed operations on 15th October. There is no quarantine on arrival but all tourists are required to fill an online health declaration form within 24 hours prior to departure and submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted maximum 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives. 

Maldives has also introduced the first COVID-19 travel insurance in the country, Allied Inbound, which covers medical charges, isolation facility charges, emergency medical transportation charges and interment charges following a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 during their stay in the country.      

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