Dubai-based airline relaunches flights to the Maldives after two-year hiatus

Dubai-based airline flydubai has relaunched flights to the Maldives after a two-year hiatus.

Initially, the carrier was providing flights to Malé between 2013 and 2018, but put a hold on flights two years ago. Now, next month services are set to resume on October 27.

The airline carrier has stated flights to the island getaway have been reinstated due to popular demand.

Services to the Indian Ocean destination, which reopened its borders a couple of months ago, will be operating four times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

It’s a positive sign for the travel industry, as noted by flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith.

“We continue to see signs of recovery as more countries start to lift restrictions on international travel,” he said in a statement. “Working together, all the stakeholders in the travel industry have a role to play to safeguard travel in this new environment enabling more people to travel confidently.

“We remain agile in our operations and committed to gradually adding more flights to further support the flow of trade and tourism around the region as we look ahead to this new way of travel in the months to come.”

With the resumption of flights to the Maldives, this brings flydubai’s current destination network total to 40 covering regions of Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Emirates is currently operating flights to over 80 destinations.

If you are thinking about an island getaway, look at our recent round-up of fabulous hotel offers in The Maldives.



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