Emirates has announced a third daily service to Malé, the capital of the Maldives.
Commencing Monday, December 1st, Emirates flight EK656 will depart Dubai International Airport at 02:10, and arrive in Malé at 07:15, adding seven more inbound flights a week to the Maldives, increasing passenger and cargo capacity on the route by a third.
The outbound flight EK657 will depart Malé International Airport, Hulhulé at 08:45s and arrive in Dubai at 11:55, all times local.
“The Maldives has proven to be a strong market for leisure and family travel.
“With a wide range of luxury hotel chains, romantic beaches and adventurous water sports activities; it certainly has something for everyone.
“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,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirate senior vice president, commercial operations- West Asia and Indian Ocean.
“The increased cargo capacity on the route will also help facilitate business between the Maldives and its key trading markets.”
Both flights offer excellent connecting times to flights from and to key destinations in the UK and Europe.
For 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.