On March 30, 2021, Singapore Airlines has resumed flight operations to Velana International Airport (VIA). 

The flag carrier of Singapore is back to the sunny side of life, almost a year after the global pandemic shut down the aviation industry. According to a tweet by VIA, the airline will provide three weekly flights from Changi International Airport to the Maldives.

“The SIA Group continues to grow its passenger capacity and resume selected services in a safe and calibrated manner. This is partly driven by moves to ease restrictions on both transit and inbound passengers in a safe and gradual manner, helping to support an increase in travel demand. The global roll-out of vaccines in many countries, including Singapore, provides hope that an end may finally be in sight to the pandemic, and its debilitating impact on the aviation industry. Capacity increases are also underpinned by continued strong demand for air cargo around the world, with freight space remaining constrained compared to pre-Covid-19 levels.” read a statement by Singapore Airlines.

This re-established connection opens a long-awaited gateway for travelers from the Eastern Asian region to travel to the Maldives.  When flying onboard Singapore Airlines, travelers can be assured of a easier, safer and smoother journey ahead with safety precautions such as enhanced cleaning and rigorous disinfecting, as well as meaningful innovations to minimize contact throughout. Confidence to travel is restored on Singapore Airlines with #SIAcares recognized with a ‘Diamond’ rating in an industry health safety audit. 

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