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About Velana Intl. Airport
Male International Airport which is also known as Velana International Airport, is an airport in the Maldives. The airport is located on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll, nearby the capital island Male and is seen as a gateway to the Maldives by tourists. Male Internatinal Airport was opend in 1960 and is connected with major airports around the world. The International Terminal, Domestic Terminal and Seaplane Terminal are the 3 terminals at the airport and more than 3 million passengers visit the airport every year.
Getting to the City Center from Velana Intl. Airport

Male Airport is located in Hulhule Island, close to Male, the capital of Maldives. It is the largest and most important international airport in the country.  Male Airport is, at the same time, Maldives's only international airport, and it is able to attract tourists to the islands from all over the world.

Male Airport, which has only one highway, also has sections built on the sea. For this reason, Male Airport, covering a very large area, is providing a pleasant and comfortable time to its passengers with many services.

The transport from Male Airport to the city center and other areas in the Maldives is provided with different transportation options. We can list the transportation options that can be preferred in Maldives where both air and sea transportation is used, thanks to the geographical location, as speedboat, sea plane and airport ferry.

Speedboat

With the speedboats called Dhoni, you can go quickly to the capital Male. It is only 10 minutes to the capital city center, which is only 1 km away from the airport. Dhonis can also be used for other purposes including showing around to special guests and daily explorations.

Sea Plane

Male Airport, which has the largest sea plane aircraft in the world, has two companies, namely Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi, which provide this service. While traveling with the sea planes, one of the most comfortable options, you can also have the opportunity to see the magnificent scenery of the Maldives.

Airport Ferry

Another vehicle that will allow you to travel between Male Airport and Male capital is the ferry. You can reach the center of the capital, Male, after a 10 minute ride with the ferry that Male Airport is holding ready for its passengers. The ferries, those almost serve 24 hours, depart from the airport every 10 minutes.

Last Updated: 08 May 2017
Getting to Velana Intl. Airport from the City Center

There are different sea and air transportation options to go from Male city center and other Maldivian islands to Male Airport. You can choose speedboat and sea plane as a means of sea transportation, or you can choose regional airplane service as a means of airway transportation.

Speedboat

The speedboat called the Dhoni in Maldives is one of the vehicles that will provide you with quick access to Male Airport. You can reach Male Airport quickly thanks to the speedboats which are mostly used for shorter distances.

Sea plane

You can reach Male Airport while enjoying a bird's-eye view with the sea planes. If you want to enjoy the unique natural beauty of Maldives and to have a pleasant and comfortable journey, you can choose sea planes.

Regional Plane

You can choose to go to Male Airport with regional airplanes from other islands in Maldives. There are 6 regional airports to choose from in Maldives. These are Dharavandhoo Airport, Kadhdhoo Airport, Fuvahmulah Airport, Kooddoo Airport, Kaadedhdhoo Airport and Hanimaadhoo Airport.

Airport Information

Male Airport, which is the largest airport in the Maldive Islands, is also the Maldives' only international airport. Male Airport on Hulhule Island, which is only one kilometer from Maldives' capital, Male, brings tourists from all over the world to the Maldives every year. Male Airport has three different terminal buildings where international and regional flights and sea plane flights are held from.

The airport has a health center where you can find all the health services and a pharmacy where you can get your medicines. There is also a babysitting room at the airport, where children are also considered. There is a computer room with internet access for those who need it, shower rooms, a mosque for Muslims, a private room for smokers at the airport, where wheeled luggage carrying vehicles make it easier for passengers.

In addition to these, bank ATMs, where you can make your money transactions, are located at the terminal where the regional flight are held from. In the main terminal, there is a mail office where you can post your mail. Services at Male Airport also include shopping and eating and drinking places. These places include Liquor & Tobacco, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Souvenirs, Confectionery, Courtvision Spice Shop, The Coffee Club, Tahi Express, Dome Male International Airport and Burger King.

Last Updated: 08 May 2017

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