Male’, Maldives – The Tourism Ministry of Maldives has stated that Emirates is the airline that brings the highest number of passengers to the Maldives out of the 27 international airlines currently operating to the Maldives.
Statistics of the Tourism Ministry show that Emirates had transported 16,438 passengers from January 1-27. This is a total of 200 flight movements. The airline operated four flights to the Maldives during the peak tourist season and normally conducts three flights per day between Dubai and the Maldives. As the airline operates to a spade of destinations across the globe, and is frequently preferred by tourists traveling to the Maldives from all over the world.
Emirates was the second airline to commence operations to the Maldives after the border reopening in July 2020 following Qatar Airways which has also played an important role in transporting tourists with 10,432 passengers traveling from the airline to the Maldives from January 1-27. This is a total of 178 flight movements.
Indigo being the next airline with the highest number of arrivals conducts direct flights to the Maldives from four major cities in India. They are Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bangalore. Indigo transported 9,231 passengers with 158 flight movements. India is the second biggest tourist source market to the Maldives.
The highest number of tourists to the Maldives are recorded from Russia with their flag carrier Aeroflot transporting 8,968 passengers in January alone. Other airlines with high passenger numbers include Turkish Airlines, National carrier Maldivian, Fly Dubai, Azur Air Russia, Air Astana, and Lufthansa as well as Azur Air Ukraine. Up until January 27, the Maldives had recorded 78,237 tourists with average daily numbers of around 2,898. Tourists spend around 9.2 days in the Maldives on average.