Tuesday 15th Jun 2021
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Plans for Direct Flights Between Maafaru and Mumbai On Hold

The plan to commence flights between Maafaru (Noonu atoll) and Mumbai, India have been delayed until further notice.
The plan had been announced by Maldivian on March 13.
Maldivian’s newly-appointed Deputy Managing Director, Mohamed Mihadh, said that the flights will be scheduled thrice a week between Mumbai and Maafaru. He had said that all preparations to commence have been made.
The decision was delayed until further notice due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai .
As the daily number of COVID-19 cases rise to almost a 100,000 per day in India; Mumbai's state, Maharashtra, has the highest number of infections in India.
Restrictions in Mumbai have been tightened and multiple businesses have been closed down with lockdowns in place.