Etihad, Maldivian ink interline agreement

Aerial view of an island in the Maldives

Etihad Airways and Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives, have established a strategic bilateral interline partnership that will allow travellers easier access to 16 airports in the Maldives beyond the main island of Malé.

Etihad customers can access destinations on Maldivian’s network, which serves many popular islands, via Velana International Airport, Malé, including: Dharavandhoo Island, Faresmathoda Airport, Funadhoo Airport, Fuvahmulak Island Airport, Gan Island Airport, Kooddoo Island, Hanimaadhoo Island Airport, Kulhudhuffushi Airport, Hoarafushi Airport, Kaadedhdhoo Island Airport, Kadhdhoo Island, Madivaru Airport, Maafaru International Airport, Maavarulu Airport, Thimarafushi Airport, and Ifuru.

The Maldives is made more accessible through Etihad and Maldivian’s new interline agreement

Etihad’s chief revenue officer, Arik De, said: “Facilitated by smooth connections from Malé, Etihad customers can easily transition to Maldivian’s services, reaching a wide range of domestic destinations to begin their idyllic island retreat.”

Maldivian’s general manager commercial, Ibrahim Hamdhan Mohamed, believes that the agreement “will open exciting opportunities for our valued customers to connect and travel seamlessly within our strong and growing route network of destinations across the Maldives”.

Meanwhile, since January 1, 2024, Etihad has increased the frequency of its flights to Malé from 10 to 14 a week.

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