Dubai-based airline Emirates has launched a third daily service to Malé, the capital of the Maldives as it seeks to increase its operations in the Island nation.
The flight, which begins on Monday December 1st, is set to depart Dubai International Airport at 02:10 and arrive in Malé at 07:15 adding seven more inbound flights a week to the Maldives thus increasing passenger and cargo capacity on the route by a third. Outbound flight will depart Malé International Airport, Hulhulé at 08:45 and arrive in Dubai at 11:55 local time.
Ahmed Khoory, Emirates senior vice president, commercial operations – West ASIA and Indian Ocean said: “Emirates’ additional daily flight to Malé will give our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans allowing them to visit this exciting destination and connect seamlessly to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network.”
Both flights offer perfect connecting times to flights from and to key destinations in the UK and Europe. Passengers visiting Malé for example, the connecting time in Dubai for inbound Emirates flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Paris, Milan, Moscow, Frankfurt and Zurich is under three hours.
Similarly, the new outbound flight offers a connecting time of three hours or less with Emirates flights to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Frankfurt and Madrid.
The seven new flights a week will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in two class configuration, adding 294 Business Class and 2,702 Economy Class seats each way per week on the route, as well as 23 tonnes of additional capacity for cargo per flight.