Catch a glimpse of a New International Passenger Terminal of Velana airport
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22 April, 2022
Maldives main airport, Velana , Male (MLE) has revealed a model of its new passenger terminal building currently under development.
The new international passenger terminal building designed to offer IATA level B service will have an increased built-up area of more than 78,000 square meters accommodating up to 7.5 million passengers annually. Further developments include aero boarding bridges, state-of-the-art and baggage handling systems.
The new terminal building will remove the space constraints faced by the existing terminal and host a wide range of F&B outlets, Retail spaces, Lounges and other services. The construction of this project is set to be completed by 2022.
Male airport has been serving Maldives as the main gateway for the passengers traveling to and from the mesmerizing chain of islands in the Indian Ocean.
Today, the main air gate proudly harbors the biggest seaplane operations in the world and connects to over 35 international destinations and serves to more than 30 international airlines. In total, Velana has a passenger traffic of more than 3 million.
Maldives, the most dispersed country on the planet with 1,192 islands spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres, already has 14 airports, including five international airports. Honeymoon islands with white sandy beaches and beautiful blue lagoons surrounded by turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean pleasing to the eye already on the airplane board before landing at one of the airports of the Maldives.
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