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Emirates inks codeshare with Maldivian airline to promote tourism

The agreement will enable Emirates’ customers to connect to more than 15 domestic destinations via Malé

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives, to explore a codeshare agreement and joint holiday package opportunities.

Speaking about the partnership, Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “Maldives is one of the most popular leisure destinations in Emirates’ network and we are very pleased to be exploring a partnership with the nation’s local carrier.

“A codeshare and interline agreement will immensely benefit both carriers. For Emirates customers, its enhanced connectivity to and from the Maldivian archipelago. For Maldivian travellers, it’ll ease access to our extensive network of more than 120 destinations, via Dubai.”

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The two airlines will also explore opportunities to cooperate on their respective tour operating arms to offer customers tailor-made holiday packages and tours

Maldivian managing director Mohamed Mihad added: “The opportunity to explore a partnership with the largest airline in the world brings about endless opportunities for Maldivian. The growth prospects that could follow such a partnership is key when we look to expand our operations and develop partnerships that will allow us to position ourselves in the post-Covid aviation industry.”

Emirates initially launched operations to the Maldives in 1987, and the airline currently serves the island-nation with 28 weekly flights. The Dubai-based airline currently has codeshare agreements in place with 23 airline partners and two rail companies.

For more information, visit www.emirates.com

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