Go First (formerly known as Goair) has announced the resumption of flights to the Maldives from July 15, 2021.

The decision comes after the tourism board of Maldives stated that the island nation will restart issuing on-arrival tourist visas for travellers from South Asia.

From July 15, the airline will resume services to the Maldives with two flights a week (Thursdays and Sundays)  from Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru airports.

Depending on the Covid-19 restrictions, the carrier will gradually increase the frequency of flights. There will be four flights a week from August 1, 2021, and daily flights will be available from September 1, 2021, onwards.

Since tourists will need a negative RT-PCR test report to enter the country, the airline will offer to assist them in booking the Covid across India and overseas destinations.

Commenting on the news, Kaushik Khona, CEO, Go First said:

“At Go First, customer delight is of paramount importance to us, and this has been the hallmark of our successful operation. As we gradually look to resume international flights, we will continue to innovate and offer best-in-class customer-centric products and services which is in line with our “You come first” approach.

“While we have been consistent in our delivery both in terms of operational efficiency and unparalleled customer service, we continue to introduce customised services for our customers.”