Flydubai has resumed flights to Maldives after a two-year break. The Dubai-based carrier initially operated between 2013 and 2018. As Maldives reopened its borders on 15th July 2020 after a four-month hiatus due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in demand for the resumption of several flights. Similar to this, there was a popular demand for the resumption of Flydubai flights to Maldives, as well as the Indian Ocean itself.
Flydubai flights operate four times a week to Male’ on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flight FZ 1569 departs from Terminal Three, Dubai International (DXB) at 10:35AM and the return flight FZ 1570 departs from Velana International Airport at 11:30PM.
This brings the number of destinations Flydubai operates to 40 across its network in Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East. The carrier has been successfully increasing its operations since July and continues to operate all-cargo flights and repatriation flights in addition to its published schedule, at a gradual place.
As Maldives is one of the most popular tourist destinations for the UAE, Middle East and Russian markets, this will hopefully increase demand for travel to Maldives and increase the tourist arrival rates from these markets in the country. This is also partially due to the increase in accessibility from Dubai or through the codeshare with Emirates which flies to Maldives 10 times a week.
By expanding and combining its hotels and ancillary offerings, Flydubai is now able to offer passengers full packages at affordable prices, whichever class they choose to fly in.
Flydubai has also recently introduced a new COVID-19 travel coverage to encourage more people to travel with ease of mind. Passengers booking flights between 1st September and 30th November will automatically receive free global cover for COVID-19 which covers passengers’ health expenses and quarantine costs if needed.
Additionally, their partnership with Aster DM Healthcare and NMC Healthcare which offers PCR testing at special rates for passengers will be an added benefit, provided a valid booking confirmation and passport copy or Emirates ID are presented.
Flydubai’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimizes crew and passenger contact. Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre for their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline.
Maldives reopened its borders with stringent safety regulations in place. Tourists are required to fill an online health declaration form within 24 hours prior to departure to Maldives and provide a negative PCR test result within 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives.
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