The Spanish flag carrier, Iberia has commenced direct flights from Madrid to Male.

The first flight of the airline arrived at Velana International Airport on 3rd July 2021, with 218 passengers. The airline is set to operate three weekly flights which is timed accurately for easy connection between Madrid to other Iberia destinations in Spain and the rest of Europe. The airline will depart  to Maldives from Madrid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and return back on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The airline is set to use Airbus A-330/200 and A330/300 on the route, with capacity for 288-292 passengers, respectively, with a total of 15.120 seats. On its Airbus A330/300, Iberia offers Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation’s Managing Director, Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed said: “Iberia Airlines’ maiden voyage to the Maldives from Spain represents a new step for the Maldivian tourism industry and the connectivity between Southern Europe and the Maldives. Iberia Airlines commitment and trust in the Maldives is yet another example of the industrys’ belief that Maldives is one of the safest destinations to travel to right now. With our targeted marketing efforts in the Spanish market, we look forward to welcoming travelers from Spain and Southern Europe to the sunny side of life”.

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