Addu City, Maldives – Dubai-based low-cost airline FlyDubai has announced plans to a launch a new daily service to Gan International Airport from February 4, 2023.
According to FlyDubai CEO, the new service will reduce the commute time whether by boat or seaplane for those staying in resorts in the southern atolls and also increase the support for the European market.
“The start of our daily flights to the southern island of Gan will give our passengers more options to travel to the beautiful Maldives. This new service will reduce the commute time whether by boat or seaplane for those staying in resorts in the southern Atolls. The Maldives continues to be one of the most popular leisure destinations for our customers from the UAE, GCC and CIS. The additional frequency to the market will further support connecting traffic from Europe as well.”Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, FlyDubai
FlyDubai also stated that Emirates will codeshare on the Dubai-Gan route – which will provide passengers with more options for connections through Dubai International Airport (DBX).
Flights will operate daily from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) to Gan International Airport (GAN). Return Business Class fares from GAN to DXB start from USD 1,600 and Economy Class fares start from USD 550.
FlyDubai’s flights to Gan will mark as the second airport the airline is operating to in the Maldives, and the first carrier from UAE to operate to the southmost airport of Maldives. It also marks the second international airline to operate to Addu City. Sri Lankan Airlines currently operates flights between Gan and Sri Lanka twice a week.
FlyDubai announced their operations to Addu City while the development project of Gan International Airport is also underway. The project entails development of the terminal with a capacity to cater to 1.5 million passengers per year and would also include shopping, dining, lounge, cargo, ARFF and other facilities.