Maldives Airports Company Limited MACL has stated that British Airways has resumed flights to and from the Maldives. Following the global halt in domestic flights following the COVID-19 pandemic, British Airways also ceased their flights to the Maldives.
Currently, the British Airways will be conducting three flights per week from London Heathrow to Velana International Airport. British Airways has been one of the biggest carriers for tourists from Europe to Maldives. However, it is unlikely that they would increase their flights for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing pandemic.
Founded in 1974, British Airways has served as UK’s state airline even after its privatization. The airline has enjoyed profits amongst the gradually crippling airline industry. In 2019 British Airways enjoyed a net revenue of $16.6 billion while it’s fellow Oneworld alliance member Sri Lankan Airlines only gained $1.017 billion in revenue.