Dubai: Emirates and Maldivian have announced an interline partnership, allowing Emirates customers to access 16 popular holiday destinations in the Maldives beyond Malé. The agreement follows on from 2022’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two airlines to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation.
The interline partnership will offer more options for Emirates customers when travelling to the Maldivian archipelago, utilising both carriers’ services and networks on a single ticket as well as enhancing the customer experience throughout the journey.
Customers travelling to exotic island destinations in the Maldives will now be able to reap the benefits of flying into more popular holiday spots after connecting easily from Velana International Airport in the North Malé atoll. Emirates passengers will link to Maldivian’s services to reach a choice of domestic points for their island getaway. From September 15, travel itineraries can be booked on emirates.com, the Emirates mobile app, or preferred travel agents for flights effective immediately.
Mr. Ibrahim Hamdhan Mohamed, General Manager – Commercial at Maldivian, commented that “we are excited to embark on this journey with Emirates, a global aviation leader. This partnership would enable us to increase the visibility of our extensive domestic network and it aligns perfectly with our objective of providing seamless connectivity to travelers. Customers will be able to plan and book their entire journey directly through the airline with ease.”