After a two year break, Dubai based carrier, Flydubai has announced that the airline is set to resume weekly flights to the Maldives from 27 October onwards.
Flydubai will operate four weekly flights to the Maldives on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The Flight FZ 1569 is scheduled to depart from Terminal Three, Dubai International (DXB) at 10:35 am and the return flight FZ 1570 will depart from Maldives’ Velana International Airport at 23:30 pm (local time).
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said. “We continue to see signs of recovery as more countries start to lift restrictions on international travel. Working together, all the stakeholders in the travel industry have a role to play to safeguard travel in this new environment enabling more people to travel confidently. We remain agile in our operations and committed to gradually adding more flights to further support the flow of trade and tourism around the region as we look ahead to this new way of travel in the months to come,”
Including the new flights to the Maldives, Flydubai will be operating flights to a total of 40 destinations across its network in Africa, Central Asia, Europe, the Indian Subcontinent, and the Middle East. The airline initially operated flights to the Maldives between 2013 and 2018. It has been steadily increasing flights since July and continues to operate all-cargo flights and repatriation flights in addition to its published schedule.
With these additional flights and six weekly flights from Emirates, Dubai passengers will have more access to the holiday destination.
Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said “We are pleased to restart our operations to the Maldives. This has always been a popular destination for our passengers in the UAE, GCC, and the Russian speaking markets who are seeking a beach holiday. With Holidays by flydubai expanding its hotels and ancillary offering, we are now able to offer our passengers full packages at affordable prices whether they choose to fly in Business or Economy,”
Flydubai has implemented precautions measure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the passengers and flight crews during the travel. It has also introduced a free global cover for COVID-19 related costs for its passengers. The cover is valid for 31 days from the first flight and remains covered even passenger travels to another city. The plan will cover medical expenses up to EUR 150,000 and quarantine costs up to EUR 100 per day for 14 days, once the passenger is diagnosed with COVID-19.
In addition, the airline also offers extremely competitive travel packages combined wholesale hotel rates and airfares, where passengers can add ancillary services to their holiday experience, including airport transfers, sightseeing packages, UAE visa facilitation, car rental, and excursions.