SIMDI plans luxury airline with UAE partner

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Local trading company SIMDI Group and the UAE-based investment group Arabesque has joined forces to launch the world’s first luxury airline for leisure travel.‍ 

The new airline will offer customers a highly tailored, uncompromising travel experience and fly to the most desirable destinations. The companies hope to provide affordable luxury travel with a private jet-like experience and comfort for direct long-haul flights.

“The Maldives celebrates the 50th year of tourism in the Maldives this year. To mark this significant and historic landmark, SIMDI and ARABESQUE are embarking on doing their part to open a whole new world of luxury, opportunity, and class to the Hospitality and Travel industry in the country and the world,” SIMDI explained. 

“We are proud to launch the world’s first luxury leisure airline here in the Maldives. We are working closely with the authorities to launch the airline the soonest and to many new destinations. The management of the airlines would like to convey the deepest gratitude and thanks to the government of Maldives and the relevant authorities for the support we have received so far,”said Tero Taskila, CEO of the airline.

“Now, with the first all-premium class airline from the Maldives, we are looking to grow to up to 60 nonstop destinations around the world,” said Mishal Ibrahim Mohamed Didi, Managing Director of SIMDI Group.

SIMDI Group provides products and services in the commercial, travel & hospitality industry. Arabesque is a UAE-based Investment company founded by experienced aviation professionals.