A horizontal agreement with the Maldives was signed in 2006 and entered into force on 15 April 2008.
This agreement allows any EU airline to operate flights between the Maldives and any EU Member State where it is established and where a bilateral agreement with the Maldives exists and traffic rights are available. It does not replace the bilateral agreements but adapts them to bring them into line with EU law. This is a major step change from the traditional set-up of aviation based on nationality restrictions and complements the EU's internal aviation market on the external side.
For further information and figures on EU-Maldives aviation relations and EU aviation in general, please consult the Atlas of the Sky
External relations with Maldives