ECONOMYNEXT – State-run SriLankan Airlines said it had carried 1.2 million kilograms of cargo to the Maldives in February 2021 including 500,000 kilograms of perishables.
“The Maldives is one of the few open, and highly popular, island destinations in the world for travellers,” SriLankan said.
“Since the pandemic, perishable goods have been in high demand.”
SriLankan had also carried 188 tonnes of Maldives exports to Sri Lanka.
SriLankan had modified an aircraft to all-cargo configuration by removing seats during the Coronavirus pandemic.
SriLankan said it was firmly committed to supports Maldives’ import and export needs, with a global cargo network that spans from London to Tokyo and Sydney.
Imports to Maldives had collapsed in 2020 as a Coronavirus pandemic hit tourism depriving the islands of income.
Sri Lanka exports to Maldives fall as Covid-19 slams tourism driving import plunge
Maldives has re-opened tourism. (Colombo/Mar02/2021)