Addu City, Maldives – Dubai-based low-cost airline flydubai has held information session in Addu City ahead of the launch of a new daily flight to Gan International Airport from February 4, 2023.
The session was attended by flydubai‘s Maldivian agent Ace Travels Maldives, Gan Airport and Addu City Council officials.
Ace Travels Maldives was represented by its owner Mohammed Firag. Managing Director of Addu International Airport (AIA) Gais Naseer and Addu City Mayor Ali Nizar also participated in the session.
The session, which was attended by some businessmen and the public, shared extensive information on the planned flights of flydubai, the improvements and facilities it will bring to Addu City and the preparations being made for the launch of flydubai scheduled flights to Gan International Airport.
The session panel also answered questions raised by the participants.
In addition, a draw was held among the session attendees to win a return trip to Dubai. The lucky winner is Moosa Anwar of Feydhoo.
Fly Dubai is scheduled to start flights to Gama on February 4, 2023.
An information session on these trips was held in Fuvahmulah City yesterday night.
flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith has previously said that 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.