British Airways Increases Flying Destinations Inclusive of Maldives

British Airways has announced that they will be increasing the number of destinations it will be flying to effective of 1st October 2020, for both short haul and long haul destinations. The airways had brought changes to their schedule and destinations earlier this year due the COVID-19 global pandemic. They have highlighted that enhanced safety measures have been implemented in all their aircrafts to safeguard the health of all its passengers and crew members, amidst the pandemic.

Subsequent to this, the airlines have commenced long haul services to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bahrain. Flights to Grenada are set to begin on 14th October, and flights to Seychelles on 16th October. Heathrow services to Maldives and Barbados will be launched on 16th October and 17th October, respectively.

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Short haul services by the airlines to Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Milan Linate, Stuttgart, Seville and Valencia had retuned on 1st October. On October 2nd flights to Kefalonia and Luxembourg resumed. Flights to Lanzarote are scheduled to begin today. Apart from this, flights to Gran Canaria, Billund, Bordeaux, Basel, Brindisi, Cologne, Malta, Salzburg, Vienna and Zagreb will begin within this month.

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Passengers travelling with the airlines are guided to practice checking-in online, observing social distancing and using hand sanitizers placed in the airport, wearing facemask at all times and carrying extra to replace them when travelling for longer hours, as safety measures. Additionally, the airline will provide personal protection pack consisting of a sealable disposal bag, hand sanitizing gel and an antibacterial wipe to all passengers on-board. 

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