Sri Lankan Airlines will be increasing the frequency of flights operated to southernmost Addu City.
The airline's local general sales agent, Inner Maldives' Managing Director, Mohamed Firaq, said three weekly flights would operate to Addu City from next month onwards. He said the purpose of increasing the flights is to increase the number of tourists visiting Addu and Huvadhu atolls.
'We are facilitating a more accessible way for tourists to arrive. Now, tourists who wish to visit for two days and for a week can be accommodated,' he said.
Firaq further said another reason for offering more flexible travel options for those holidaying in Addu is to expand the Indian market. He said he hoped the change would increase traffic movements.
While the industry is working to increase the number of tourists visiting Addu atoll, Firaq noted that only one resort was in fully operational condition - South Palm Resort. He said the other resort open in the atoll, Canareef Resort, was open in name only.