The number of international flights to the Maldives increased by 23.5 percent in October this year compared to the same period last year.
According to the central bank Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), 12,345 international flights arrived in the Maldives from January to October this year. There were 9,997 flights during the same period last year.
Although the number of scheduled flights increased among international flights, chartered flights and private jet flight movements were lower than last year. There were 10,582 flights to the Maldives as of October this year, including scheduled flights and cargo flights. The figures stood at 8,009 during the same period last year.
The Maldives saw 1,763 private jet and chartered flight movements as of October this year. There were 1,988 private jets and charter flights during the same period last year.
According to the Tourism Ministry, more than 30 international airlines currently fly to the Maldives. These include Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air Asia, and Sri Lankan Airlines.