The new service will reduce the commute time by boat or seaplane for those staying in the southern Atolls
Dubai-based low-cost airline Flydubai is set to add a new route to its Maldives service with the launch of a new daily route to Gan International Airport (GAN) from 4 February 2023.
Gan International Airport is located on the island of Gan in Addu Atoll in the southern Maldives. It is one of three international airports in the Maldives.
Flydubai first started flying to the Maldives in 2013 with the launch of direct flights to Velana International Airport (MLE) in Malé, the country’s capital city. With the start of the new daily service to Gan next year, the carrier will increase its Maldives frequencies to 28 flights a week.
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flight FZ1357 will depart DXB at 09:15, arriving at GAN at 16:00. The return flight operated on FZ1358 will take off from GAN at 23:00 and land at DXB at 03:55 the next day.
On Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, flight FZ1355 will depart DXB at 02:30 and arrive at GAN at 09:15. Coming back, flight FZ1356 will depart GAN at 10:15, landing at DXB at 15:10.
Commenting on the start of operations to Gan, Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “The start of our daily flights to the southern island of Gan will give our passengers more options to travel to the beautiful Maldives. This new service will reduce the commute time whether by boat or seaplane for those staying in resorts in the southern Atolls.
"The Maldives continues to be one of the most popular leisure destinations for our customers from the UAE, GCC and CIS. The additional frequency to the market will further support connecting traffic from Europe as well.”
When the route launches, Flydubai will be the first carrier from the UAE to operate flights to Gan International Airport (GAN), located on the island of Gan in the southern Maldives.
For more information, visit www.flydubai.com