UAE’s flydubai to launch Maldives flights

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
UAE budget carrier will launch a five times-a-week service to popular tourism destination the Maldives from 19 January.

UAE budget carrier will launch a five times-a-week service to popular tourism destination the Maldives from 19 January.

UAE budget carrier flydubai will launch a five times-a-week service to popular tourism destination the Maldives from 19 January.

The airline will fly from Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2 to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in the Indian Ocean islands’ capital Malé on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, the operator said.

“We anticipate a strong demand for flights from the GCC, in particular Kuwait, as well as markets such as Russia, CIS and Central & Eastern Europe,” CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said in a statement.

Flights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays will depart Dubai at 18:55 local time, landing in Malé at 00:40. Return services on these days will leave the Maldives at 01:40 local time arriving in Dubai at 05:40.

On Saturdays and Sundays, services will depart Dubai at 00:30 local time and arrive at 06:15. Return flights leave Malé at 07:15 and arrive back in the UAE at 11:15.

The carrier now serves a network of more than 50 destinations across 32 countries across the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

Posted by: Sundar

What about South Indian Sectors??? We are all eagerly awaiting the announcements to these destinations.

Posted by: leo50

good news and good luck to a good carrier.

Posted by: Resident of Dubai

Fly Dubai has lost competitveness...High Prices, Bad Timings have pushed me away from this airline after being a frequent flyer following its launch. I blieve they lost vision of why it was founded the first place...from regional to international carrier and later will be moved to Al Maktoum Airport. They need to review their whole proposition.

Posted by: keenobzerver

As far as budget airlines go, FlyDubai are at the top of the list. Their airlines are modern and clean, they offer inflight entertainment, etc.
They could improve there baggage policies which are a nuisance and inconsistenly applied, you only get free 7kg for your hand baggage & laptop bag.
Prices are reasonable compared to alternatives, if you know other lower priced airlines we may have not heard about, please share.

Posted by: Saudi Engineer

You mean miserable timing. The Maldives are expensive as it is, any money you may save on airfare will be wasted on the extra night you have to book at the hotel to accomodate the flight timings....

Posted by: maz

Great news but not so great timing.

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Summer escape

Summer escape

Ras Al Khaimah is busy attempting to turn itself into a tourist...

Gateway to India

Gateway to India

Visiting Mumbai on business? You could do worse than staying...

Rise of 'invisible traveller' prompts mobile hotel check-in

Rise of 'invisible traveller' prompts mobile hotel check-in

The 'invisible traveller' is emerging as the newest profile in...

Most Discussed
  • 54
    Three UAE women attacked with hammer at London hotel

    I really feel that Arabian Business.Com should now close this comments page. This should be all about sympathy for the families not what it is/has turned... more

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:06 PM - Adrienne
  • 51
    Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

    What is definitely not a plastic city. The Arabs have a culture dating back to several centuries. 50 years back Dubai was just a fishing village. Today... more

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 3:49 PM - P. MADHUSUDAN
  • 48
    DMCC boss Ahmed Bin Sulayem entertains Robert Mugabe in Dubai

    @fga ''However today, simply because he decided to dispossess a few white farmers of their land and redistribute to the poorer indigenous blacks'' more

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 3:02 PM - Matt Williams