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Fly to the Maldives for a dream holiday in a tropical paradise. Fly direct to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, also known as Malé International Airport (MLE) with British Airways in the winter. Or travel via Doha (DOH), with our partner Qatar Airways, throughout the year.

Relax on pristine beaches, discover some of the world’s most famous diving locations or be pampered from head-to-toe at a world-class spa on Maldives holidays. Take advantage of seasonal flights with British Airways, or year-round departures with our partner Qatar Airways – from London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Enjoy the convenience of non-stop flights, together with award-winning service, when you fly with British Airways. Or, if travelling via Doha, travel the second leg of the journey with Qatar Airways before arriving at your final destination, Malé.

Maldives flight facts

Maldives flight duration
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Maldives flight duration

Flights from London to the Maldives take about ten hours. Our Maldives flights depart from Gatwick Airport (LGW) several times a week between November and March, or you can fly all year round with our partner Qatar Airways, so you can choose the most convenient option for you. Our experienced cabin crew will take care of everything for you during your flight, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday from the moment you take off.

Flying from London Gatwick Airport
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Flying from London Gatwick Airport

Book direct flights to the Maldives with British Airways from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) between November and March to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE) near Malé, Hulhule Island. Sit back and relax on your non-stop flight, enjoying superb meals and entertainment. The friendly cabin crew will do everything they can to ensure your flight is comfortable and you arrive in the Maldives feeling fresh and ready to explore this beautiful destination.

Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Enjoy our complimentary on-board food and bar service and take advantage of our online and mobile check in options to spend less time waiting at the airport.

Arriving in the Maldives
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Arriving in the Maldives

Our flights land at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport – also known as Malé International Airport – which is situated on its own island, within easy reach of Malé. You can get to Malé by dhoni (a traditional Maldivian boat) or ferry within about 10 minutes and you can get around the city by taxi. You can also travel to other islands in the Maldives by sea plane or by taking a connecting intra-island domestic flight from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

Number of flights to the Maldives
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Number of flights to the Maldives

With seasonal flights with British Airways departing London Gatwick Airport between November and March, and all year around flights with our partner Qatar Airways, you can easily choose the most convenient day for you to start your holiday.

Non-stop flights to the Maldives
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Non-stop flights to the Maldives

Book with us and you can fly non-stop from London Gatwick Airport to the Maldives, so you can book your dream beach holiday without worrying about changing flights or planning stopovers.

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