Emirates Increases its services to Maldives
July 22, 2020

Emirates Increases its services to Maldives

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Emirates has announced that it will increase its flights to Maldives from five a week, to six flights a week from 04 august to meet the increasing demand
Emirates Increases its services to Maldives
Emirates has announced that it will increase its services to the Maldives from the current five a week, to six flights a week from 04 august to meet the increasing demand. Maldives being one of the prime destinations in Indian Ocean for Emirates Pre-Covid, it is presumed that the airlines is keen to capitalise on the opening of international borders of Maldives, so that the airline can regain its strong foothold in the destination.  
Maldives has been regarded as one of the safest destinations to visit during the pressing times of Covid-19, primarily due its secluded luxury jewels of islands scattered across Indian Ocean. GCC market has been one of the emerging markets for Maldives, thanks to Emirates for being one of the pioneers in bringing Middle Eastern tourists into Maldives. The  GCC market is expected to increase steadily in next 2-3 years as the popularity of Maldives grows in the region.
Although, most of the GCC countries have not opened their international borders yet, key markets such as Dubai has opened both inbound and outbound travels, compelling emirates to increase their flights to Maldives in order to meet the demand. In addition, Dubai being one of the key transit hubs for western tourists visiting Maldives, the airline is reported to boasts a decent demand to Maldives for transit travellers as well.
Flexibility and assurance
With the gradual re-opening of borders over the summer, Emirates has revised its booking policies to offer customers more flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers whose travel plans are disrupted by COVID-19 related flight or travel restrictions, can simply hold on to their ticket which will be valid for 24 months and rebook to fly at a later time; request travel vouchers to offset against future Emirates purchases, or request refunds via an online form on Emirates’ website or via their travel booking agent.
Emirates currently serves over 60 destinations in its network, facilitating travel between the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific through a convenient connection in Dubai for customers across the world.
Health and safety first: Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit: www.emirates.com/yoursafety 
Travel restrictions: Customers are reminded that travel restrictions remain in place, and travellers will only be accepted on flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries. Visit: www.emirates.com/travelrestrictions 
Dubai residents can check the latest travel requirements at: www.emirates.com/returntoDubai 
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