Emirates to operate weekly 10 flights to Maldives

Emirates Airlines flight landing at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport | Photo: Destination Guides

Male’, Maldives – Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) has announced that Emirates Airline will increase the number of its flights to Maldives to 10 per week from October 25 onward.

MACL stated that Emirates Airlines will start to fly additional flights on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday in addition to its current schedule to Maldives. Emirates Airlines started to fly to Maldives on July 16, a day after the national borders opened after 4 months and currently operates one flight per day.

After the borders opened, the most number of tourists have come from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a total of 3,243 tourists until October 15.

In addition to Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways is also operating to Maldives and Flydubai, the state-owned budget airline of UAE, is set to resume flights to the Maldives on October 27, due to growing demand as well. According to the statistics released by the Maldives Immigration, a total of 27,217 tourists have visited Maldives since the borders opened.

Lufthansa, Fly Dubai and Norwind have also announced their recommencement dates as 27th of October, while GoAir is set to restart flights on the first of November. Austrian Airlines is also set to fly to Maldives on the 25th of October, although Azur and Gulf Air are yet to announce a commencement date.

Currently, there are 11 airlines flying to the Maldives, which have flown more than 27,000 tourists to the Maldives since the country opened up its borders on July 15th. Having have earned a safe travel stamp by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Maldives continues to make the destination a safe haven for visitors from across the globe.