How to get to Maldives - sample flight from Italy
Depending on your country of residence, a trip to Maldives may involve a long flight with some stops, necessary for both charter or scheduled flights. In this section you will find a sample flight itinerary to Maldives from Rome (Italy) to Male via Dubai with Emirates. Transfer from Male to Thudufushi is by floatplane, offering fantastic views of the maldives from air
I've flown from Rome (Italy) to Male' (Maldives) by Emirates, through Milan Malpensa and Dubai. In the pictures, Emirates' Boeing 777-300 at Rome Fiumicino.
Emirates B777 aircraft is confortable enough for this medium range flight, every seat has a built-in display for movies, flight information and flight camera view.
I arrive in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) just before 1am. The airport is nice and has many interesting shops where spend some time (and perhaps money) while waiting the connecting flight.
The Airbus A330-200 is ready to board the passengers flying from Dubai to Male, the capital of Maldives.
Unlike the flight from Italy to Dubai, now the seats are narrower, but this is just a 4 hours flight.
All the seats has a video display. On the left, the flightcam with a pilot's view just before taking off from Dubai.
Photo of Male', the capital, seen from air just before landing at the international airport.
Photos of Male airport and the Emirates Airbus A330 just arrived from Dubai.
The last leg to my final destination is operated by a Maldivian Air Taxi's DHC-6 Twin Otter, plane. In case the destination resort in the Maldives offers both floatplane or boat transfers from Male airport, we advise to get the floatplane option, because the maldivian scenery from top is amazing.
The main cockpit and the overhead panel of Maldivian Air Taxi Twin Otter.
The passenger's cabin is equipped with large windows for spectacular views over Maldives islands. On the right, other floatplanes are ready to leave for the resorts.
Photos of Maldives from air. The wonderful view from the air of the maldivian atolls.
Maldives aerial photo.
The floatplane makes one stop at Fesdu, Ari atoll, to disembark several passengers, before continuing to Thudufushi.
Photo of maldivian island from air taken from a floatplane.
Landing the floatplane in Thudufushi, my destination island.
The Maldivian Air Taxi floatplane is approaching Thudufushi's lagoon.
The floatplane flight to Male is spectacular. On the pictures, from top-left clockwise: Thudufushi, a deserted island and Athuruga from air.
More pictures of Maldives from air taken from a floatplane.
Aerial photo of Maldives showing Ari atoll's outside border.
The Emirates' flight back to Dubai and Italy leaves in the middle of the night. In the meanwhile I have some hour to tour Male' and to take a rest in a dayroom.