Sri Lankan Airlines has carried Maldives first export of commercial shipment after COVID-19 outbreak on the 28th April.
The airlines has airlifted cargo from and to the Maldives amid the air travel restrictions due to pandemic. This includes 254 tonnes of cargo to the Maldives and the export of fish from the country to several other countries.
The airlines reported that they faced several administrative difficulties from different countries as many countries have closed their borders due to the spread of COVID-19.
Managing Director of Ace Travels Mr. Mohamed Firaq has appreciated the support from shippers, Sri Lankan Airlines, and their country manager Mr. Fawzan Fareid during this challenging time.
He further noted that he believes that this shipment will add dollars to the shrinking economy.