National airline, Maldivian has reported a surge in online bookings to 87% as a result of their new discount offers.
As per this offer, customers are offered 10% discount on their tickets when they purchase online, 7 days in advance. The rates apply to all domestic sectors for travel between 15th December 2020 to 31st January 2021.
Moosa Waseem, the Manager of Public Relations & Communications at Maldivian reported that due to this spike in the demand, the airline has also increased its flight frequencies for domestic routes.
After a temporary halt on operations due to the pandemic, Maldivian resumed domestic operations in Maldives from 1st July 2020. Passengers are advised to take precautionary measures in accordance with the guidelines by Health Protection Agency (HPA) and island councils.
Under the HPA regulation, if traveling to inhabited islands, resorts, and those in the health and education sector and who work at government shelter facilities have to observe a 10 days quarantine period. They will be released with a PCR negative result.
However, PCR negative results will not be required before traveling to other islands to provide essential services.
Maldivian also continued to operate repatriation flights for Maldivians stranded abroad due to the pandemic.