|WORLD AREA CODE||750|
|IATA METROPOLITAN CODE||MLE|
LAT / LON 4°11'30"N / 73°31'44"E
Station ID: VRMM
Observation Time: 23/04/2021 1:21 pm
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About Male International Airport Code
Male International Airport code is MLE. This IATA code has been assigned to the airport for its location in the heart of capital island Male. Its elevation above sea level is 1 meter and is owned by the government of Maldives.
About Male International Airport (MLE) in Maldives
Male International Airport (MLE) in Maldives is also known as Velana International Airport (MLE). Velana is the house name of Maldive’s former President Ibrahim Nasir. This facility offers services to almost all parts of the world and serves as the gateway to the majestic treasure island called the Maldives.
Male International Airport (MLE) commenced operations in 1982. It was, however, renamed Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE) to honor the former president of Maldives Ibrahim Nasir (MLE) in 2011. The name of the airport changed again in 2017. It is now called Velana International Airport (MLE). Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) manages the administration at the airport.
Male International Airport (MLE) Runways
Located at a height of six feet above sea level, Male International Airport (MLE) is serviced by six runways in total including four water runways.
18/36 : 45mx3,200m asphalt
18/36 : 60mx3,400m asphalt
Four water runways to service seaplanes
NR/SL : 60mx1,190m
NC/SC : 60mx1,100m
NL/SR : 60mx1,000m
E/W : 60mx800m
Runway NL is used only for takeoffs while runway SR is landing only facility.
Male International Airport (MLE) Terminals
Male International Airport (MLE) features three state-of-the-art terminals: the International Terminal, the Domestic Terminal, and the Seaplane Terminal.
This facility is used for international operations. Since the Maldives is a major tourist attraction, it serves millions of passengers from all over the world.
The Domestic Terminal at Male International Airport (MLE) is primarily used for domestic operations.
Male International Airport’s Seaplane Terminal is connected to a number of luxury resorts and hotels. This facility offers a timeless experience for travellers who want to explore the breathtaking world of Maldives through shallow lagoons and deep oceans.
Nearest Airports to Male International Airport (MLE)
Hanimaadhoo International Airport : 290 km
Dharavandhoo Airport : 117 km
Kadhdhoo Airport : 257 km
Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Male International Airport (MLE)
Azur Air Ukraine
Beijing Capital Airways
Blue Panorm Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
|18-36||10,499 ft||148 ft||Asphalt||Yes|
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
Can I use the Wi-Fi facility at the airport?Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
What facilities are available at the airport for me?The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
Which department should I get in touch with at the airport to report the loss of articles?You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
Do I need to carry something to claim the lost property?Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
Can I avail medical facilities at the airport?Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
Who should I contact if my baggage is missing at the destination airport?Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
Can I carry medicines to the airport?Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
Who should I contact if I found any unattended item at the airport?For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.