The Velana International Airport, otherwise known as Malé Airport, is the main gateway to the beautiful islands of Maldives. While the airport is small, it is modern and has two separate terminals for international and domestic flights. Expect to find a limited number of duty-free shops, restaurants (including 24-hour options) here at the airport. Complimentary WiFi is also provided here but passengers who wish to rest someplace more comfortable may purchase a lounge pass at one of the airport lounges here. For a decent place to rest your head, the Hulhule Island Hotel is only an eight-minute walk from the airport and the hotel also runs a free shuttle bus between the property and the airport.
Flights to Velana International (MLE)
There is a mixture of domestic and international flights that arrive into the Velana International Airport. Flights that depart from international destinations originate from cities like Singapore, Istanbul, Dubai and Hong Kong. Popular airlines that fly into the airport include Maldivian and SriLankan Airlines.
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Travelling to and from Velana International Airport to Male’s city centre
If you are here to visit one of the many luxurious resorts in Maldives, chances are that you will be travelling by seaplane from the Velana International Airport to your resort (such arrangements are usually taken care of by the property). If you are staying in downtown, the Airport Ferry departs very regularly and it will take you directly into the city centre - these rides typically cost around SGD 2.50 (MVR 25) and it should take approximately 10 minutes.
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