Emirates Airline to upgrade Malé services with latest Boeing 777-300 ER

Emirates Airline

Starting from June 1, 2019, Emirates Airline’s latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, fitted with its game-changing first class suites, will operate the Malé route.

The Maldivian capital will become the first destination in the South Asian region to be served on a regular basis by the new aircraft.

Passengers travelling to and from the destination on Emirates Airline’s flights EK658 and EK659, one of three daily non-stop services connecting Malé with Emirates’ hub in Dubai, will be able to experience the fully-enclosed first class private suites, inspired by luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz.


Senior vice president – West Asia and Indian Ocean, Emirates Airline, Ahmed Khoory stated: “The Maldives has become an increasingly popular destination for Emirates, attracting premium travellers, honeymooners and families from around the world. Introducing the new Boeing 777 with the state-of-the-art first class suites on this route reaffirms our longstanding commitment to Malé. It’s also a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide our travellers across the network with an unparalleled experience.”

Travellers to and from the Maldives can experience the new Emirates Boeing 777 product on flight EK658, which departs Dubai daily at 04:20 and arrives in Malé at 09:30. The return flight, EK659, leaves Malé at 11:00, arriving in Dubai at 14:00.

From first class through to the business and economy class cabins, the latest Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft features ergonomically designed seats, multi-million-dollar upgrades and the latest version of the ice inflight entertainment system across all cabins.

The new suites include seats that recline into a fully flat-bed that manoeuvre into multiple positions and can be placed in a ‘zero-gravity’ state inspired by NASA technology, for a feeling of weightlessness while flying. Passengers can also choose from a multitude of lighting colours and adjust the temperature of their suites for a fully customisable experience.

Emirates Airline currently operates its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the first class suites to Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, Tokyo (Haneda), London Stansted and Riyadh, and will deploy the aircraft on flights to Kuwait from June 1, 2019.