Maldivian has denied rumors that the airline has cancelled their planned flights to China.
Foreign media sources reported that Maldivian had cancelled their planned flights to China following the Government of Maldives’ decision to declare a state of emergency in the country.
A series of tweets posted by the Airline on Wednesday, stated that they had not cancelled their flights to China. However, Maldivian said they had downgraded their operations to accommodate the dip in Chinese tourist movements after Chinese New Year. This, the airline said, was observed norm.
Maldivian assured their normal operations to destinations in China will begin in April.
Planned flights to Chongqing and Chengdu over the week will progress as planned, Maldivian assured.
Chinese arrivals account for around 300,000 tourists to the Maldives annually. Following the Government’s decision to declare state of emergency, the Chinese Government had issued a travel advisory. The advisory was amended later, urging Chinese travelers to be careful.