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Thu, 28 October 2021

Emirates Signs MOU with the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives

(28 Oct 2021) Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives earlier this week.

The MOU reaffirms the airlines commitment to the island-nation and outlines key initiatives to continue supporting the countrys tourism recovery.

Emirates launched operations to Maldives in 1987, and the airline currently serves the island-nation with 28 weekly flights.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (right), Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group presents an Emirates A380 aircraft model to His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives. Click to enlarge.

Since January 2021, the Dubai-based airline has operated the highest number of passenger flights to Maldives, connecting 170,000 passengers to the country, from more than 100 destinations including the top markets such as the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Germany, United States of America, and Czech Republic.

The airlines cargo operations also play a crucial role in helping facilitate business between Maldives and its key trading markets worldwide.

Ahmed Khoory, SVP Commercial West Asia & Indian Ocean at Emirates, said, Maldives is a very integral market in Emirates network and we are very pleased to be renewing our commitment to the island-nation. Emirates has proudly served the country for more than 34 years and we look forward to continue strengthening our long-standing partnership, and to boosting the countrys trade and tourism industry.

As travel restrictions around the world gradually ease, Emirates has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations via Dubai.

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