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Emirates Establishes Interline Partnership With Maldivian

Emirates and Maldivian have established a new interline partnership that will enable their customers to access 16 popular destinations in the Maldives beyond Malé. The agreement follows the signing of a MoU last year to explore commercial cooperation.

Emirates and Maldivian Establish Interline Partnership - Courtesy Emirates

On Thursday (September 14, 2023), Emirates announced the establishment of a new interline partnership with Maldivian, which follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the carriers in 2022 to explore opportunities for commercial cooperation. With the new interline partnership, Emirates’ customers will now enjoy access to 16 popular holiday destinations in the Maldives beyond Malé via Maldivian from Velana International Airport in the North Malé atoll.

In Thursday’s announcement, Emirates; Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, 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 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.”

Also commenting on the new interline partnership, Maldivian’s General Manager – Commercial, Ibrahim Hamdhan, added,

“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.”

With the new interline agreement, Emirates’ customers can now enjoy seamless access via Malé to 16 exotic destinations across Maldivian’s network, 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).

Maldivian is the national carrier of the Maldives and offers scheduled service to 16 domestic destinations. The carrier operates the largest wheel-based fleet in the country, which includes De Havilland Canada Dash 8 and ATR turboprop aircraft. Maldivian Seaplane also operates DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, providing specialized tourist air transportation that connects customers directly to the doorstep of their chosen resort. Form their Malé hub, Maldivian also operates international scheduled flights to destinations in India and Bangladesh.

Source: Emirates


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