Velana International Airport or Malé International Airport

Get your trip off to a flying start with 6E at Malé International Airport. From check-in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it all covered.

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  • Located 2.6 km from the Malé city.
  • The airport works from morning 06:00 till 00:00 hours.

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It is mandatory for all passengers to check-in online 48 hours to 60 min before flight departure. Please check the applicable rules of the arrival city and state before travelling.

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Terminal Information for Malé International Airport

Malé International Airport is the main airport for the Maldives, located on Hulhule Island in the North Malé Atoll. The airport comprises a single asphalt runway along with an international terminal, domestic and a water dome, Seaplane Terminal. There are 42 international counters, 3 security check booths at arrival, 11 immigration counters – 7 at arrival and 4 at departure. The airport can handle 1400 passengers (600 at arrival and 800 at departure).

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Airport Facilities at Malé International Airport

Malé International Airport provides with the following facilities for your smoother travel:

Free trolleys.
ATM and Cash Machines.
Currency exchange counters.
Children Play Area (at the boarding gates).
Free Newspapers and Magazines.
Medical Facilities (chargeable).
Assistance for differently-abled/elderly passengers.
Prayer Room (Mosque)
Luggage Wrapping as well as Paid Luggage Storage & Lockers.
Lost and Found Baggage Services.
Car Rental Services, Pre-paid Taxi Services.
Wi-Fi facility.

Things to Do at Malé International Airport

While you wait at the Malé International Airport, spend your time:

  • Fulfilling your shopping desire with some cool apparels, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics, toys, souvenirs, electronics, and jewellery.
  • Shopping at Duty-Free shops for reasonable prices.
  • Trying some delicious offerings from several restaurants, eateries and cafes.

Visa and Immigration

If you’re an Indian passport holder travelling to the Maldives, then you are eligible for visa on arrival for 90 days. Other nationals, do ensure you check whether your destination requires a visa or other documentation in plenty of time before you travel, just in case you need to apply.

To ensure a hassle-free and seamless travel, here is a detailed information about the Maldives visa -


Hotels near Malé International Airport


Hulhule Island Hotel P O Box 2118, 22000 Malé City, Maldives


Maagiri Hotel Boduthakurufaanu Magu, 20012 Malé City, Maldives


Mookai Hotel Meheli Goalhi, 20012 Malé City, Maldives


Sunset Queen H. Maley-thila, 20012 Malé City, Maldives

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