Emirates to recommence operations to Maldives in mid-July

Photo shows the tail of an Emirates Airline aircraft. The airline decided to suspend its passenger operations on March 22, 2020. (Photo/Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Emirates has announced that it will recommence operations to the Maldives on July 16. 

Maldives closed its borders at the end of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it is preparing to reopen borders on July 15. 

Emirates said that it will be operating to 52 destinations when it recommences operations. Five flights per week will be operated between Male’ and Dubai. Flights are scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday as well as Saturday. 

The airline will be implementing strict safety measures for its passengers. They include a compulsory hygiene kit, which includes, face masks, anti-bacterial wipes, and hand sanitizers. 

Before the borders closed, Emirates operated three flights per day to the Maldives on average.  

MACL announced that ten airlines had already booked slots to operate to the Maldives when the country reopens. The company also announced massive discounts to operate in the country for airlines yesterday.