Velana International Airport


Velana International Airport previously known as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is located on Hulhule Island in the North Male’ Atoll, near the capital island Male’.

Airport code


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Velana International Airport

Hulhule 22000



+960 3323506

flydubai terminal

Velana International Airport – International Terminal


The airport serves as a single point connection to the multiple modes of transportation such as ferries, sea planes and domestic airlines which in turn are connected to resorts.

Local boats or dhonis are the most common means of water transport and they run every few minutes between the airport and Male’. High speed transport is also available from the Airport to the Capital City Male'.

If you have a booking at a resort, the transfer is usually arranged for you prior to your arrival into the country.

Velana International hosts the biggest sea plane operations in the world. You can enjoy either Trans Malpian Airways or Malpian Air taxi for your spectacular journey to your resort island.

There are also two Major Domestic Airlines operating in Malpes – “Malpian" by Island Aviation Services and "Fly Me" by Villa Air.

Disabled facilities

Special assistance in the form of wheel chairs or stretchers are available and can be requested at the Customer Service counters.

Airport facilities

  • Duty free shop
  • Souvenir shop
  • Health care center and pharmacy
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Baggage storage
  • Bank
  • ATM
  • Post office
  • Prayer room
  • Free internet kiosks

Visa information

Before you fly, please make certain you have the correct visa and documents required to enter the country. Check with the relevant embassy to find out what you need.

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