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Emirates and Maldivian Partner To Streamline Journeys to the Island Nation

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Getting to the Maldives is already a long journey, but it’s not over when you reach the nation’s capital in Malé. From there, you need to take yet another flight (or a boat) to reach your final destination — likely a resort on one of the nation’s many atolls.

Many of these intra-Maldives flights are operated by the nation’s flag carrier Maldivian, and now, thanks to a new interline partnership with global giant Emirates, travelers from across the globe will be able to connect seamlessly from their Emirates flights from Dubai onto flights to 16 further destinations within the Maldives.

“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, Commercial General Manager at Maldivian.

Here’s what the new partnership could mean for your bucket-list trip to the Maldives.

Connect Seamlessly Between Emirates and Maldivian Flights

Many Maldivian resorts provide seaplane or boat transfers (at an additional cost) from Malé, but if you happen to be staying at one that doesn’t, this new interline agreement will be of particular interest to you.

Rather than having to book a separate transfer from Malé to your resort, you can now book a ticket with Emirates that will take you directly to your final destination on that single ticket.

Maldivian Sea Plane
A Maldivian seaplane waiting to transport lucky travelers from Malé’s to one of the nation’s many island paradises. Image Credit: Maldivian

The Dubai-based carrier flies nonstop from 14 North American cities to Dubai and offers up to 4 nonstop daily flights to Malé — the main gateway to the Maldives.

Thanks to this new interline agreement, passengers will be able to check their luggage from their departure point in the U.S. (or wherever they may be originating) all the way to any one of the following 16 remote airports in the Maldives:

  • Dharavandhoo Island (DRV)
  • Faresmathoda Airport (FMT)
  • Funadhoo Airport (FND)
  • Fuvahmulak Island Airport (FVM)
  • Gan Island Airport (GAN)
  • Hanimaadhoo Island Airport (HAQ)
  • Hoarafushi Airport (HRF)
  • Ifuru (IFU)
  • Kaadedhdhoo Island Airport (KDM)
  • Kadhdhoo Island (KDO)
  • Kooddoo Island (GKK)
  • Kulhudhuffushi Airport (HDK)
  • Maafaru International Airport (NMF)
  • Maavarulu Airport (RUL)
  • Madivaru Airport (LMV)
  • Thimarafushi Airport (TMF)
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Final Thoughts

Given the number of visitors that Emirates brings to the Maldives each year from all over the world, it makes sense for the airline to have this closer relationship with Maldivian which will streamline passengers’ journeys to their final destinations.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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