MACL denies Aeroflot’s suspension rumors


Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has denied recent rumors over Russian national carrier stopping its direct flight operations to the island nation.

The reports started floating in less than a month after the carrier recommenced its Maldivian flight operations, and the rumors have spiked following Aeroflot’s decision to ground its Sri Lankan operations.

Aeroflot recently confirmed that it was halting its Sri Lankan operations after the latter’s authorities had grounded one of the carrier’s flights through a court order.

Furthermore, the Russian flagship carrier’s grounded flight will remain under the custody of Lankan authorities until the 16th of June.

Following this debacle, rumors prompted about the airline’s plans of stopping its operations to the tropical island destination which however was rejected by Mr. Hassan Areef, the General Manager, Corporation Communications of MACL.

According to Mr. Areef, the airport operator had not faced any issues with the airline and Aeroflot’s flights were operating as per the schedule. He also confirmed that a flight from the carrier had made a landing as recent as Monday, 06 June.