Emirates and Maldivian announce interline partnership following 2022 MOU

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Emirates and Maldivian have announced an interline partnership which has commenced as of September 15, 2023.

The partnership comes after the two airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2022 to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation.

Based in Male, Maldivian is the airline division of Island Aviation Services and the flag carrier of the Maldives. 

In its announcement, Emirates said that the interline agreement will create more options for its customers when traveling to the Maldives, utilizing both carriers’ services and networks on a single ticket.

From Velana International Airport (MLE), Emirates passengers will be able to link to Maldivian’s services to reach 16 domestic points. These include the following:

  • 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)
  •  Ifuru (IFU)

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer said in a press statement: “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.”

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