Emirates Increases Flight Frequency to Maldives – 28 Weekly Flights Now in Operation

PUBLISHED July 07, 2021 | updated July 07, 2021 05:04

Emirates adds new daily flight, increasing frequency to Maldives. The airline now operates 4 daily flights, total 28 flights on a weekly basis to Velana International Airport.  

The increase in frequency was administered following the increase in travel demand to cater for passengers during summer. The 4th daily flight will be operation till August 31, 2021 as part of its summer schedule to the Maldives. 

Emirates flight EK652 will departs Dubai at 09:45hrs daily and arrive in Malé at 15:00hrs, local time. The return flight, EK653 will depart Malé at 16:30hrs and arrive in Dubai at 19:35hrs. The departure time of the return flight will be changed to 16:45hrs from July 11 onwards. 

In July, Emirates will also connect the Alhosn app with its check-in systems, in addition to its existing integration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Customers will have the advantage of digital retrieval and verification of COVID-19 medical records for a paperless experience regardless of where in the UAE they had completed their vaccination, or COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests. 

Emirates will also be reopening its dedicated First Class Lounge in Concourse B for its customers on 1 July to cater to the surge in passenger demand, particularly in the premium classes. With a seating capacity for 540 customers and more space between seating and dining areas, the First Class Lounge will offer a luxurious retreat before departure. 


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