On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation said that the Philippines and the Republic of Maldives validated an agreement that will make direct flights between the two countries.

Maldives is an exceptional place to travel due to its wonderful beaches, blue lagoons, and substantial reefs.

Most of the celebrities in the Philippines like Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez, Coleen Garcia, and even Eat Bulaga lead host Vic Sotto together with Pauleen Luna had their visit in this wonderful country.

The two countries signed an agreement last Tuesday, April 17, on air services. It simply means direct flight from Manila to Maldives and vice versa is now possible.

This agreement will allow an opening 1,200 seats that can be flown by each side's designated airlines per week.

Originating flights or en routed for points flights outside Manila will be limitless.

This is in accordance with the Philippines' pocket open skies strategy which advances other universal doors from the capital.

The DOTr did not report when the flight deals would produce results.

As per the DOTr, the two countries met on April 16 and 17 to draft the assention after it talked about preparatory recommendations in letter trades in the previous couple of months.

The gathering was gone to by the Maldivian assignment, which included authorities of the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority.

Philippine agents from the DOTr, Department of Foreign Affairs Civil Aeronautics Board, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Tourism, and the Department of Labor and Employment likewise joined the two-day meeting.

Maldives is set in Indian Ocean, India's southwest.

In March 2018, the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives said it recorded a 17-percent expansion on its vacationer landings.

This is a great news for all Filipino and non-Filipino travelers who are planning to go to Maldives from Philippines for this will make the travel easier and faster.

We are yet unsure about when will this take effect but you may check the online booking websites to see these amazing direct flights.