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.


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Malé airport (MLE)

Velana International Airport, also known as Malé International Airport and opened on October 19, 1960, is the most important in the 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: More than 890,000 passengers went through it in 2020.
Tel: +960 332 5511. - FACEBOOK

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


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

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Public and private transportation


MTCC (Tel +960 332 6822) operates services to Malé from 6:10 am to 1:10 am, with stops at STELCO, Tow Yard, Maafannu, Dharumavantha and West Park. There are also buses to Hulhumalé from 6:05 am to 0:05 am, stopping at Fehires Park, Central Mall and Amin Avenue. Further information


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.


Trans Maldivian Airways (Tel +960 331 2999 / 2777) 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


Car rental agencies

There are no car rental company counters within the airport. Distances are short and transfers between islands are by speedboats or small planes.


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Parking services at Malé airport (MLE)

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


Facilities for passengers with special needs

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

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Latest updates: April 06, 2022