Ibrahim Nasir International Airport
Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (IATA: MLE, ICAO: VRMM), also known as Malé International Airport, previously known asHulhulé Airport, is the main international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, nearby the capital island Malé.
Today, Ibrahim Nasir International is well connected with major airports around the world, mostly serving as the main gateway into theMaldives for tourists. It is managed financially and administratively by an independent corporate entity known as Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL).
On 26 July 2011, Male' International Airport was officially renamed as the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in memory of Ibrahim Nasir, the 2nd President of the Maldives and the founder of the airport.
Gan International Airport
Gan International Airport (IATA: GAN, ICAO: VRMG) is located on the island of Gan in Addu Atoll (previously known as Seenu Atoll) in the Maldives.
First built by the Royal Navy, and transferred to the Royal Air Force as RAF Gan, it was a military airbase used during World War IIand until 1976. The British handed it over to the government and it was used as a domestic airport. Recently the airport has been upgraded to international standards in preparation for international flights with the opening of tourist resorts in the area.
Gan International Airport (GIA) serves as a key tourism gateway to the Republic of Maldives and its luxury beach resorts and dive sites. GIA is situated at the southern tip of the country, and allows international and domestic aircraft movements year-round.
The airport was run by the Government of Maldives (GoM) with a human resource base consisting of civil servants along with technical assistance from Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) until January 2010. In June 2009 a public enterprise by the name of Gan Airport Company Limited (GACL) was established by H.E. the President as part of GoM's privatisation policy. GACL took over management of GIA in January 2010.
A transitional stage followed with administrative restructuring which also involved formal transfer of existing civil servants into the company's new organizational structure.
To promote tourism and other economic activity in the south a new venture was formed early in 2012 to further develop and expand GIA. A joint venture was formed between GACL, MACL and State Trading Organization plc (STO). The new venture is Addu International Airport pvt ltd (AIA).
Gan International Airport is now owned and managed by Addu International Airport pvt ltd.
Hanimaadhoo International Airport
Hanimaadhoo International Airport (IATA: HAQ, ICAO: VRMH) is an airport located on the island of Hanimaadhoo in Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives, opened as a domestic airport. It was upgraded to an international airport on 2 February 2012, with the introduction of direct flights to Trivandrum by Maldivian.
Villa International Airport
Villa International Airport (IATA: VAM, ICAO: VRMV), also known as Maamigili Airport, is located on the island of Maamigili inAlif Dhaal Atoll (also known as Ari Atholhu Dhekunuburi) in the Maldives and was opened on October 1, 2011 as a domestic airport. It was upgraded to an international airport on March 1, 2013 and on August 26, 2014 Government have downgraded Villa international to Villa Domestic Airport.