Emirates and Maldivian have announced an interline partnership, enabling Emirates customers to access 16 destinations in the Maldives beyond Malé.
Customers travelling to the Maldives will now be able to connect easily into popular holiday spots from Velana International Airport in the North Malé atoll.
Emirates passengers will link to Maldivian’s services to reach several domestic points in the Maldives. They can fly to airports in a selection of the popular atolls via Malé including 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), and Ifuru (IFU).
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer, said, “We are delighted to establish a partnership with Maldivian, to expand our reach into more points in the Maldives. By partnering with the Maldivian flag carrier, we are able to 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 can plan their journey to the Maldives with the convenience of booking flights on a single ticket to reach their final destination.”
Ibrahim Hamdhan Mohamed, general manager of Commercial at Maldivian added, “This partnership enables us to increase the visibility of our extensive domestic network and it aligns perfectly with our objective of providing seamless connectivity to travellers. As the national carrier we always strive to make Maldives more accessible to travelers from around the world and we believe the partnership with Emirates will strengthen our position as the leading airline in Maldives.”
Emirates has been flying to the Maldives for more than three-and-a-half decades. It commenced operations to Malé in 1987 and now operates 28 flights a week between Dubai and the Maldives.
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