Top News Emirates and Maldives reaffirm partnership By TTG Asia / Posted on 2 November, 2021 13:14 Emirates and the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism have extended the MoU for cooperation on destination promotion and to support the country’s tourism recovery. The extension of the MoU was signed at the Emirates Pavilion in Expo 2020 by Ahmed Khoory, senior vice president commercial West Asia & Indian Ocean at Emirates; Abdulla Mausoom, minister of Tourism Maldives; and Thoyyib Mohamed, CEO and managing director, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation. Emirates’ Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum presents an Emirates A380 aircraft model to Maldives’ Ibrahim Mohamed Solih It was signed in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO, Emirates Airline and Group; and Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, president of the Republic of the Maldives. Emirates has served the Maldives for more than 34 years, and the airline currently operates 28 weekly flights to the island nation. The agreement outlines key initiatives to be undertaken by the airline to continue supporting the country’s tourism recovery. Since January 2021, Emirates has operated more than 1,000 passenger flights to the Maldives, connecting 170,000 visitors to the country, from over 100 destinations including the UAE, Russia, Germany, the US, and Czech Republic.