Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. Flydubai, currently on a major expansion throughout the region and beyond, will begin flying to Malé, the capital of the Maldives, on January 19, operating five flights per week, starting at Dh1,730 (US$470).
"We are very excited about adding Malé to our destination network," said Ghaith Al Ghaith, the chief executive of flydubai. "As the first low-cost carrier from the UAE to fly to the Maldives, we are making this island paradise even more accessible."
Flydubai aims to expand its fleet to 50 planes in four years from 26 currently. The carrier flies to 51 destinations and has earmarked up to 20 more possible routes for the next few years.
The Maldives is widely regarded as one of the world's top holiday spots. It comprises of 1,190 coral islands, formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls and spread over 90,000 square kilometres. With a maximum natural ground level of only 2.4 metres, it is also the lowest country in the world, making it a water-lover's paradise.