Above: A Flydubai jet at the 2009 Dubai Airshow.
UAE carrier Flydubai is to launch a five times-a-week flight to the Maldives from January 19. The service will depart Dubai International Airport Terminal Two on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays to Male on board its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
During the week, Flight FZ561 will leave Dubai at 6.55 p.m. to land in Male at 12.40 p.m.. On Saturdays and Sundays, it will depart Dubai at the later time of 12:30 a.m. to arrive in Male at 6.15 a.m.
The weekday return flight from Male FZ562Â departs at 1.40 a.m. to arrive back in Dubai at 5.40 a.m. Its weekend counterpart will take off from Male at 7.15 a.m. to land in Dubai at 11:15 a.m..
Flydubai now serves more than 50 destinations in 32 countries across the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe.