Emirates and Maldivian have established an inter line partnership. The agreement successfully follows on from last year’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two airlines, to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation.
With this interline partnership, Emirates passengers will now be able to 16 destinations in the Maldives beyond Malé. Passengers will be able to utilise both carriers’ services and networks on a single ticket. Emirates passengers will link to Maldivian’s services to reach a choice of domestic points for their island getaway.
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 from across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Americas can plan their journey to the Maldives with the convenience of booking flights on a single ticket to reach their final destination.said Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.
Emirates passengers can connect to the following destinations in the Maldives via Malé:
- 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)
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Furthermore, passengers spending their holidays at other resort islands can also enjoy the convenience of travelling to the closest point in the interline network and are within reach of their final destination with only a short ride, by seaplane or boat.
We are excited to embark on this journey with Emirates, a global aviation leader. This partnership would enable us to increase the visibility of our extensive domestic network and 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 from around the world and we believe the partnership with Emirates will strengthen our position as the leading airline in Maldives.said Ibrahim Hamdhan Mohamed, General Manager – Commercial, Maldivian.
The airlines say that as the “partnership between both airlines evolves, more benefits and conveniences will be added to enhance the customer experience when travelling to the Maldives”.
Emirates has been flying to the Maldives since 1987. The Dubai-based airline currently offers 4-daily flights to Malé.
Featured image by Emirates
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