NewsDecember 18, 2023

Maldivian Announces Bilateral Interline Partnership with Etihad Airways

Maldivian announced a significant bilateral interline agreement with Etihad Airways, marking a pivotal milestone in their pursuit of enhancing travel convenience and options for their valued patrons.

This strategic collaboration between Maldivian and Etihad Airways unlocks a plethora of opportunities for travellers from various corners of the globe, enabling seamless access to the enchanting beauty of the Maldives and beyond. The agreement facilitates a unified ticketing system, enabling travellers to explore multiple destinations across the archipelago with convenience.


Under this agreement, Etihad customers gain access to Maldivian’s extensive network, spanning numerous popular islands serviced via Velana International Airport, Malé. These destinations include Dharavandhoo Island (DRV), Faresmathoda Airport (FMT), Funadhoo Airport (FND), Fuvahmulak Island Airport (FVM), Gan Island International (GAN), Kooddoo Island (GKK), Hanimaadhoo Island Airport (HAQ), Kulhudhuffushi Airport (HDK), Hoarafushi Airport (HRF), Kaadedhdhoo Island Airport (KDM), Kadhdhoo Island (KDO), Madivaru Airport (LMV), Maafaru International Airport (NMF), Maavarulu Airport (RUL), Thimarafushi Airport (TMF), and Ifuru (IFU).

Maldivian’s General Manager Commercial, Ibrahim Hamdhan Mohamed, said: “In an effort to expand Maldivian’s reach globally, this interline partnership with Etihad Airways will open exciting opportunities for our valued customers to connect and travel seamlessly within our strong and growing route network of 17 destinations across the Maldives.”

Etihad’s Chief Revenue Officer, Arik De, said: “This interline will elevate the overall customer experience across the entire journey. Guests bound for the Maldives will enjoy the privilege of arriving at their popular holiday destinations with greater ease. 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.”

Moreover, this collaboration streamlines the process for travellers to combine their dream Maldives experience with an enriching stopover in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi, indulging in the renowned hospitality and myriad attractions offered by the UAE’s capital.

This bilateral interline agreement underscores Maldivian’s commitment to providing unparalleled travel experiences, seamless connectivity, and unparalleled convenience for our passengers. Maldivian looks forward to an enduring partnership with Etihad Airways, further enriching the journey for travellers exploring the captivating Maldives and beyond.