Emirates increases flights to the Maldives

Inside Emirates airline | Photo: Business Insider

Male’, Maldives–  Emirates has once again increased their flights to the Maldives.

In a statement by the Airline, they have said that while there were 3 flights operating to the Maldives previously, starting today, there will be 4 scheduled Emirates flights to Velana International Airport (VIA).

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has said that with this icnrease, Emirates has 1400 seats specially allocated for Maldives.

Emirates joins multiple other well known Airlines including Qatar Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines to resume scheduled flights to the Maldives.

Statistics reveal that since borders reopened on the 15th of July, 25 Airlines have resumed travel to the Maldives, and has greatly contributed to the significant increase in recent tourist arrivals.

Tourism numbers have surged in the Maldives, with high numbers of daily arrivals contributing to reaching arrival milestones thought unachievable just a few weeks ago. Such as the 100,000 arrivals post border opening and the 500,000th tourist arriving earlier today.

These tourism numbers had also briefly overwhelmed immigration counters at VIA, with tourists complaining to resort staff that they had to wait 4-5 hours at (VIA).

However, this correctional measures were put in place quickly by Maldivian Immigration services, and guests are not expected to spend too much time at the Airport in the near future.