Aeroflot To Resume Flights To Maldives & Sri Lanka In April
Due to the limitations faced by Russian carrier Aeroflot following the sanctions imposed on Russia, the airline stopped all international flights excluding flights to Belarus on 8th March 2022.
Russia is in the process of transferring registrations of aeroplanes operated by Russian airlines to Russia’s aeronautical register.
According to reports 800 of some 1,367 aeroplanes in Russia have been already reregistered.
The country also lost 78 aeroplanes that were arrested in foreign countries and would not return to Russia.
With the availability of aeroplanes, Aeroflot announced the restart of flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka on 8th April to be operated on the Airbus A330.
As Aeroflot plans to resume flights to additional destinations in the coming weeks, the carrier has been in contact with Maldives Civil Aviation Authority to resume flights to the Maldives although a restart date is yet to be determined.
Aeroflot operated daily flights to the Maldives carrying the majority of the Russian tourists. In 2021 alone more than 200,000 tourists arrived from Russia placing only second behind India in the top arrival chart.