Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the Gulf state, has announced plans to launch twice-weekly flights to the Maldives on 31 October 2022.
The direct flight from Kuwait to Malé will be operated using A320neo aircraft.
The Middle East is a growing market for tourist arrivals to the Maldives. In 2021, the Maldives welcomed 91,413 holidaymakers from the Middle Eastern with Saudi Arabia ranked as the seventh-largest source market for tourists. Tourist arrivals from the Middle East this year reached 52,912 by the end of July.
The Maldives was among the top destinations for Middle Eastern tourists during the Eid holidays in May.