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04 July, 2021

Iberia opened flight operations to the Maldives yesterday.

The Spanish airline, Iberia has commenced direct flights from Madrid to Male’ with its first scheduled flight that arrived at Velana International Airport on 3rd July 2021.

Until August 30, the Spanish airline will operate three weekly flights to the Maldives, departing from Madrid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and returning on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The airline will use Airbus A-330/200 and A330/300 on the route, with capacity for 288-292 passengers, respectively, with a total of 15.120 seats. On its Airbus A330/300, Iberia offers Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

Both outgoing and incoming flights are timed for easy connections in Madrid to other Iberia destinations in Spain and the rest of Europe.

On its Airbus A330/300, Iberia offers Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

“The Maldives route represents Iberia’s first Indian Ocean destination, which happens to be one of the safest from Covid-19,” Iberia’s Commercial, Network Development & Alliances Director, María Jesús López Solás, said.

“Without a doubt, Maldives in one of our star products for this summer, and at Iberia we are committed to opening up new markets and to attracting sustainable, quality tourism.”

“It is a special privilege to welcome Iberia, the flagship carrier of Spain on its maiden voyage. The direct flights from Madrid to Maldives will surely open doors for a much stronger European connection in the days ahead,” Gordon Andrew Stewart, CEO and Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company Limited, said.

“We are confident that Iberia will add value to our airport and boost Maldives tourism. I would like to convey my special thanks on behalf of Maldives Airports Company Ltd to the Iberia team for choosing Velana International Airport in their route expansion.”

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