Malé airport (MLE)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

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

Official Website:

Number of Terminals - 3 - Domestic Terminal, International Terminal and Seaplane Terminal, open 24 hours a day and located next to each other.

Annual passenger traffic: 1.6 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +960 332 5511 - FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER

Information counters in the Departures and Arrivals areas, available around the clock.


The airport is located on the island of Hulhulé, 3 km (1.8 miles) northeast of the city of Malé, in the North Malé Atoll.

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Car rental agencies

There are no car rental desks inside the airport. Distances are short and inter-island transfers are by boat, small aircraft and seaplanes.


Parking services at Malé airport (MLE)

There is a small car park outside the terminals, but this is mainly reserved for the use of official vehicles.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Ramps, lifts, adapted toilets and wheelchairs are available on request. Inform your airline of your needs prior to arrival.


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Latest updates: November 22, 2023