Malé airport (MLE)

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Velana International Airport, also known as Malé International Airport and opened on October 19, 1960, is the most important in Maldives. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Domestic Terminal and International Terminal, open 24 hours a day and located next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 1.9 million passengers went through it in 2010.
Tel: +960 332 3506 / 797 2047. Flight information: +960 332 2211 / 2074. Information counter in the Departures area and tourist office in the Arrivals Hall.


The airport is located in Hulhulé Island, 3 km (1.8 miles) northeast from the city of Malé.

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Ferry - Local boats or dhonis and speedboats provide transportation to the capital of the country in 10 minutes. They operate every 10-30 min., 24 hours a day, and also offer transfers to different resort islands in the area. More information: Tel +960 777 5420 / 2206.

Seaplane - Trans Maldivian Airways (Tel +960 331 5201) connects the enclosure with several destinations inside Maldives (North Malé, Baa, Raa, Lhaviyani, Noonu, Shaviyani, Haa Alifu, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu, Faafu, Meemu, Dhaalu). Timetables and fares


There is a small parking lot outside the terminal building, but it is mainly reserved for use by official vehicles.


Ramps, elevators and adapted toilets are available, as well as wheelchairs upon request. Inform your airline about your needs prior to your arrival.