Opening 16 Prime Holiday Destinations in the Maldives
The interline agreement evolved from a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Emirates and Maldivian signed last year to explore greater collaboration. The interline partnership allows Emirates passengers to access 16 prime holiday destinations in the Maldives on a single ticket.
If you want to discover the Maldives, this interline partnership provides a seamless experience. From landing at Velana International Airport in the North Malé atoll, passengers can easily connect to various domestic points, ensuring a smooth transition to their island escape.
For eager travelers, booking begins on 15 September via emirates.com, the Emirates mobile app, or through your trusted travel agents.
Easier Global Connections to the Maldives
Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, expressed delight in the collaboration, emphasizing its significance for global travelers: “By partnering with the Maldivian flag carrier, we can offer customers smooth connections when flying to a wide choice of islands within the country via Malé. By extending this added-value benefit, our customers from across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas can plan their journey to the Maldives with the convenience of booking flights on a single ticket to reach their final destination.”
Echoing this sentiment, Ibrahim Hamdhan Mohamed, General Manager of Commercial at Maldivian, said: “This partnership would enable us to increase the visibility of our extensive domestic network. It aligns perfectly with our objective of providing seamless connectivity to travelers. Customers will be able to plan and book their entire journey directly through the airline with ease. As the national carrier, we always strive to make Maldives more accessible to travelers worldwide. We believe the partnership with Emirates will strengthen our position as the leading airline in Maldives.”
Those flying with Emirates can now effortlessly reach several sought-after atolls in the Maldives. New destinations available via Malé include:
- Dharavandhoo Island (DRV)
- Faresmathoda Airport (FMT)
- Funadhoo Airport (FND)
- Fuvahmulak Island Airport (FVM)
- Gan Island International (GAN)
- Kooddoo Island (GKK)
- Hanimaadhoo Island Airport (HAQ)
- Kulhudhuffushi Airport (HDK)
- Hoarafushi Airport (HRF)
- Kaadedhdhoo Island Airport (KDM)
- Kadhdhoo Island (KDO)
- Madivaru Airport (LMV)
- Maafaru International Airport (NMF)
- Maavarulu Airport (RUL)
- Thimarafushi Airport (TMF)
- Ifuru (IFU)
Moreover, those intending to explore resort islands other than their arrival points can easily get there with short boat or seaplane rides.
A Continued Commitment to the Maldives
Having started operations in Malé in 1987, Emirates has consistently supported tourism and trade growth in the Maldives for over 35 years. Now, with 28 weekly flights between Dubai and the Maldives, travelers have many options and convenience.
With partnerships spanning 29 codeshares, 11 Intermodal, and 117 interline agreements, Emirates’ global reach continues to offer enhanced connectivity for travelers across the globe.
About Emirates & Maldivian
Emirates – Recognized globally for its unparalleled services, Emirates connects customers across six continents. The airline operates the world’s largest Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft fleet. Onboard, passengers can enjoy unique features like the A380 Shower Spa. More about Emirates can be found at www.emirates.com.
Maldivian – The heart and soul of the Maldives, Maldivian is the leading domestic airline that connects travelers to the islands’ beauty and hospitality. Maldivian is synonymous with top-tier air travel services with a fleet that includes DeHavilland Dash 8 and ATR aircraft. Discover more about Maldivian at www.maldivian.aero.