Emirates Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Maldivian to Explore Partnership Opportunities
Emirates has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maldivian, the national carrier of the Maldives, to explore enhanced connectivity via codeshare and interline agreements, as well as joint holiday package opportunities.
On Thursday (February 10, 2022), Emirates announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Maldivian, the national carrier of the Maldives. Under the agreement, the airlines will explore enhanced connectivity with a potential codeshare and interline partnership, as well joint holiday packages and other commercial opportunities. The two carriers are reviewing a codeshare agreement that will enable Emirates’ customers to seamlessly book and connect from Malé to over 15 domestic destinations and the international destinations in Maldivian’s network.
In Thursday’s announcment, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, said,
“Maldives is one of the most popular leisure destinations in Emirates’ network and we are very pleased to be exploring a partnership with the nation’s local carrier. A codeshare and interline agreement will immensely benefit both carriers. For Emirates customers, its enhanced connectivity to and from the Maldivian archipelago. For Maldivian travellers, it’ll ease access to our extensive network of more than 120 destinations, via Dubai. We look forward to continue strengthening our partnership and to offering customers a seamless travel experience.”
Also commenting on the potential commercial partnership opportunities, Maldivian’s Managing Director, Mohamad Mihad, said,
“The opportunity to explore a partnership with the largest airline in the world brings about endless opportunities for Maldivian. The growth prospects that could follow such a partnership is key when we look to expand our operations and develop partnerships that will allow us to position ourselves in the post Covid aviation industry. The interline and codeshare arrangement being explored would enable both Maldivian as well as Emirates to enhance the connectivity and expand on the service offerings.”
Emirates and Maldivian will also explore other opportunities for corporation between their respective tour operating divisions, with the potential to offer tailor-made packages, including stays at world class hotels and resorts, as well as offering exclusive tours. Emirates has served the Maldives since 1987 and currently offers 28 weekly flights to the island nation. Recently, Emirates was crowned as the leading carrier to the Maldives, connecting 265,000 guests from leading markets including markets including the UAE, UK, US, Russia and Germany.