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Flydubai touches down in the Maldives

Posted 28 October 2020 · Add Comment

Flydubai’s first flight to the Maldives touched down in Male’ on 27 October; marking the start of an up to four-times weekly service.

 

Since the airline announced the new route, it has seen growing demand for flights to the Maldives and as a result it will operate daily flights, during the peak seasonal holiday period, from 17 December 2020 until 18 January 2021. In addition, the four-hour flight from Dubai arrives in Male’ at a convenient time to provide improved connectivity for onward travel by seaplane.

 

Across its network, Flydubai continues to increase the frequency of flights to a number of its destinations. From 29 October, the airline will operate four flights a week to Sarajevo. From 22 October, services to the Iraqi city of Najaf increased to three flights a week and flights to Erbil will increase to six flights a week from 09 November offering improved connectivity through Dubai’s aviation hub. flydubai is operating a twice-weekly service to Zanzibar offering a tropical getaway renowned for its natural beauty and only a five-and-a-half-hour flight from Dubai.

 

Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer at Flydubai, said: “we initially saw our passengers travelling to see their family and friends. As more countries have opened up for tourism we are now seeing more passengers travel for leisure to enjoy their first holiday of the year. Whilst the pandemic has changed the way we travel we can be reassured that the safety measures taken at the airport, on board our flights and at the destination provide a safe environment to travel again with peace of mind.”

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