The national carrier Maldivian has successfully operated test flights to the domestic airport in Funadhoo, Shaviyani Atoll which is set to open on February 1.
Maldivian will commence flights to Funadhoo upon the airport’s inauguration.
While four new airports are set to open in 2020, Gaafu Dhaalu Maavarulu airport is also expected to open in the first quarter of 2020. Haa Alif Hoarafushi and Lhaviyani Madhivaru airports are expected to open in the second quarter of 2020.
There are 14 airports currently operating in the Maldives. These include the international airports from the Velaana International Airport, Hanimaadhoo International Airport, Gan International Airport, Villa International Airport, Maafaru International Airport, and domestic airports at Baa Dharavandhoo, Raa Ifuru, Th Thimarafushi, Dhaalu Kudahuvadhoo, Gaaf Alif Kooddoo, Gaaf Dhaal Kaadedhoo, Laamu Kadhdhoo, Haa Dhaal Kulhudhuhfushi, and Gn. Fuvahmulah airport.