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The first runway built on Hulhulé Island was made of slotted steel sheets. This runway was built on a strip of cleared ground in the middle of a small island called Hulhulé, which was an inhabited island then and was opened on 19th October 1960. The dimension of this runway was 75 x 3000 feet. The first aircraft, which landed on this runway, was a Royal New Zealand Air Force Transport plane on 19th of October 1960 at 13:55hrs. The first Air Ceylon flight landed on this runway was at 15:50hrs on 10th April 1962. The registration number of the Air Ceylon flight is 4R-ACJ. The first aircraft owned by the Maldives landed on the runway of the Hulhulé Airport on 9th October 1974.

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For several years Malé International Airport has played an important role in international civil aviation transport. Today it is a major gateway for the tourists and businessmen. The Maldives is accessible via Malé International Airport. It caters for a large number of scheduled and charter airlines.

Malé International Airport is open to air traffic 24 hours daily. The most congested periods are on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Malé International Airport is the only international airport in the country and there are four domestic airports. All these airports are under the supervision of Maldives Airports Company Ltd., Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.

Postal Address:
Maldives Airports Company Ltd.
Malé International Airport
Hulhulé - 22000
Republic of Maldives

Malé International Airport (IATA: MLE, ICAO: VRMM), formerly known as Hulhulé Airport, is the only international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, near the capital island Malé.

The airport opened on April 12, 1966 and was officially inaugurated under its new name on November 11, 1981. It is managed financially and administratively by an independent corporate entity known as Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), which is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the President.

As of August 2005:

  • Austrian Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Corsair
  • Emirates
  • Eurofly
  • Gulf Air
  • Indian Airlines
  • Island Aviation Services
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Maldivian Air Taxi
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Thai Airways
  • Trans Maldivian Airways

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