Velana International Airport

Male International Airport (Ibrahim Nasir International Airport)

Male International Airport, situated on Hulhule Island, close to the capital island Male is the sole international airport in Maldives. The airport is also commonly referred to as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and was earlier known as Hulhule Airport. It is well linked to major airports around the globe, mostly acting as the prime gateway for tourists visiting into Maldives.


The airport started its service on 12th April, 1966, since then, it has undergone renovation and improvement to meet international standard and requirements of the travelers. Currently, the airport can host 2.6 million passengers a year. Located at a height of 6 ft above mean sea level, the airport features only a single runway, which is designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface that measures 3,200 m in length. Flights to Male International Airport come in daily from all over the world including cities in Europe, Asia, Dubai and Moscow. The airport serves as the main hub for Mega Maldives, Maldivian and Trans Maldivian Airways. As far as foreign carrier into Maldives is concerned, SriLankan Airlines ranks top with 32 flights a week, as recorded in March 2013.


The airport is currently served by one terminal. A new terminal with a capacity of handling five million travelers a year is underway as a part of extensive upgrade of the airport.

Airport Facilities

Travelers are provided with free trolley service in both the arrivals and departures lounges. Physically challenged as well as aged passengers are offered with special assistance in the form of wheel chairs. The airport is equipped with a round the clock health care centre, an infant and mother care room, free shower room, smoking lounge and baggage storage services. Besides these, there are also facilities of currency exchange, post office, cyber café, prayer room, shops, restaurants, cafes, lost & found counter and information desk available at the airport.

Airports including Kadhdhoo airport, Hanimaadhoo airport, Kaadedhdhoo airport and Gan Island airport are some of the closest airports to Male.

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 Airport Contact Details

Velana International Airport

Maldives Airports Company Limited,

Tel:+960 (0)333 8800


 Location Details

Longitude:73° 31' 27'' E
Latitude:4° 12' 5'' N

 Airport Location

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