Virgin Atlantic Announces Seasonal Flights to Maldives

PUBLISHED June 13, 2023 | updated June 13, 2023 04:20

Virgin Atlantic has announced its plans to introduce seasonal flights to the Maldives, offering three weekly flights starting from October 22, 2023. 

Departing from London Heathrow, the airline will provide direct services to Velana International Airport on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Return flights from the Maldives to London will commence on October 25, 2023, operating on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Passengers can expect a flight duration of approximately 10 to 11 hours.

The United Kingdom holds a significant position as the Maldives' third largest source market, with a notable influx of over 74,500 arrivals recorded this year. This statistics underscores the popularity of the destination among UK travelers, further motivating Virgin Atlantic's decision to establish this seasonal route. Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, enthusiastically shared news of the upcoming route via Twitter.

By initiating these seasonal flights, Virgin Atlantic aims to cater to the demand for travel to the Maldives, offering increased accessibility and convenience for UK travelers. With direct flights from London Heathrow to Velana International Airport, individuals will have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty and tranquility of this tropical paradise. Whether it's for leisure or relaxation, the Maldives is set to become an even more appealing destination for British tourists seeking an idyllic getaway.



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