The Memorandum of Understanding signed with it has been extended

Emirates Airlines activates tourism in the Maldives

Ahmed bin Saeed presents an A380 model to the Maldivian President.

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Emirates Airlines has reiterated its support for the revitalization of tourism in the Maldives, by extending the memorandum of understanding concluded with the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism.

And the company stated, in a statement, yesterday, that His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airlines and the Group, received the President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Saleh, at the Emirates Airlines pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The extension of the MoU was signed by Ahmed Khoury, Emirates Senior Vice President for West Asia and the Indian Ocean, the Minister of Tourism of the Maldives, Dr. Abdullah Masoum, and the head of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Authority, Thuwaib Mohammed.

Khoury said, "The Maldives is an important destination within the Emirates Airlines network, and we are pleased to renew and continue our commitment to it," noting that "the airline started serving this destination more than 34 years ago."

For his part, Masoum said: "We have continued our cooperation and joint work with (Emirates Airlines) with complete success over the past years, with more than 1,000 flights and 170,000 tourists to the Maldives since the beginning of this year."

In turn, the head of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Authority, Thuwaib Mohammed, said: "We appreciate the pivotal role played by our solid and fruitful relations with air carriers, especially (Emirates Airlines), in the development of tourism in the Maldives."

• The airline started serving the Maldives more than 34 years ago.

• 1000 trips to the Maldives since the beginning of 2021.

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