President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Friday, has inaugurated the newly developed airport at Lh. Madivaru.
President Solih described this as a joyous occasion for the people and resort operators in Faadhippolhu Atoll. He envisioned that it would accelerate the socio-economic development of the atoll. He noted that it would create new jobs and aid in the promotion of tourism in the region, for resorts, guest houses, and homestay facilities alike, in addition to other economic activities.
The new airport was developed by Kuredu Holdings Pvt Ltd and would be operated by Island Aviation Services Ltd. President Solih highlighted that the new airport was fully equipped and urged the airport operator to provide reliable and quality services to the residents and tourists visiting the atoll.
The Madivaru Airport is equipped with a 1200-metre runway and can accommodate four airplanes at a time. The airport terminal also comes with an 80-passenger VIP lounge. The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation today presented Island Aviation Service Ltd with the aerodrome certification for the airport.
National airline, Maldivian, has announced that they will be commending Madivaru Airport operations next Sunday.