Singapore has launched a Dreamliner to the dream destination of the Maldives. The Dreamliner will fly directly from Singapore International Airport (SIN) to Male Airport (MLE) and is set to begin flying to the Maldives on 1st September 2019.
The new route will take approximately four and a half hours with flights on a daily basis. Singapore currently operates three Airlines to the Maldives including their budget Airlines, Silk Air and FlyScoot and their flag carrier, Singapore Airlines.
This new route is only possible thanks to an open skies agreement between Singapore and the Maldives. Signed just on the 1st July, it allows both countries to run as many services between each country and beyond (as a fifth freedom flight) as they like. This includes cargo and passenger flights.
Although Singapore has been running a direct service between the islands since 1984, it is the first time it has been done under an open skies agreement and using a Boeing Dreamliner.