Poland national flag carrier – LOT Polish Airlines commences chartered flights from Poland to Velana International Airport (VIA) on February 19, 2021. The first direct flight from Poland to VIA came last Friday morning with 294 passengers.
The Airline has confirmed five scheduled chartered flight up to March 2021, with more than 250 passengers and is planned to continue until April 2020. These flights are chartered by Maldivian Travel Agency Sun Ocean Maldives joined with Poland’s Itaka.
According to MACL, beginning of LOT Polish Airline chartered flights will open a new market and will support to recover the tourism industry of the Maldives.
Sun Ocean Director of Sales Mr. Rasheed Abdullah and Manager Sales and Marketing said: “An average of a 1150 tourist arrivals per mon were estimated with these flights every week. We believe that this will play a crucial role to progress of the Tourism industry of the Maldives as charter flights will extend with possibilities until 2022.”
Since, the boarder opened the chartered flights operating to VIA is increasing gradually. Due to COVID-19 pandemic Maldives border was closed for more than a month and reopened on July 15, 2020.
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