Russia's national carrier and its largest airline Aeroflot has resumed daily flights to the Maldives today.

The resumption flight touched down at Velaana International Airport today at 8:15 a.m.

The airline is scheduled to operate one flight per day from Moscow to Velana International Airport.

The airline operates an Airbus A330 aircraft that can accommodate up to 300 passengers.

Passenger disembark from Russia's Aeroflot flight/ Photo: MACL

Aeroflot stopped its operation on 8th March due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The resumption of direct flights between the two destinations would bolster the Maldives' third biggest tourism market.

Tourism Ministry statistics show that until the 11th of this month, 628,709 tourists have arrived in the Maldives and that these include 60,533 from Russia.