The announcement is a boon for global travelers planning to spend their Easter holidays in the Indian Ocean.
Emirates says it will increase flight frequencies to the Maldives and Seychelles in anticipation of greater market demand over the upcoming Easter break, to offer customers greater flexibility, choice, and connectivity via its Dubai hub. Starting 28 March, the airline will operate 28 weekly flights to Male and seven weekly flights to Mahe.
Emirates currently serves the Dubai–Male route with 24 weekly flights, utilizing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. From March 28 until April 18, the airline will be running four additional services per week. All travelers to the Maldives, except for Maldivian citizens, must show a negative Covid‑19 PCR test result conducted within 96 hours of departure. Visitors are also requested to complete the online immigration and health self‑declaration form less than 24 hours before arrival.
From March 28 until October 30, 2021, the frequency of Emirates’ flights from Dubai to Mahe (also flown on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft) will increase from five times weekly to daily. After vaccinating close to 70 percent of its population, the Seychelles is set to reopen its borders for international tourists with no vaccination or quarantine requirements, starting 25 March. But all travelers will still have to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
Tickets can be booked on emirates.com, at Emirates sales offices, or via travel agents.
More information here.