NewsSeptember 2, 2019

Velana International Airport welcomes Singapore Airlines first B787-10 Dreamliner

Singapore Airlines first Dreamliner B787-10 aircraft landed yesterday at Velana International Airport(VIA).

The aircraft’s configuration includes 36 Business Class seats and 301 Economy class seats. Dreamliner aircraft are the most fuel-efficient aircraft which can fly up to 8000 nautical miles non-stop.


On the evening of March 28, 1984, amidst a backdrop of glamour and anticipation, an inaugural B747 landed to then Male’ International Airport. Since then on, for the past 35 years, Singapore Airlines has been crossing Asia from the Maldives to Europe and most places in between.

Today, as the world’s leading and respected travel Brands, Singapore Airlines offer the most extensive choice of journeys across the region. Between Singapore Airlines and Silk Air 18 flights per week is scheduled from Singapore to the Maldives.

A water salute was given to welcome Singapore Airlines first B787-10 Dreamliner and a ceremony was held at the Maamehi Executive lounge to celebrate the arrival of this magnificent aircraft. The Singapore Airlines cabin crew was presented garlands at the lounge and corporate gifts were exchanged between Singapore Airlines and Maldives Airports Company Ltd.

The ceremony was attended by Chief Guest, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation’s Managing Director Mr.  Thoyyib Mohamed, Acting Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) Mr. Moosa Solih, Chief Executive of Maldives Civil Aviation Authority Mr. Hussain Jaleel and Singapore Airlines General Manager Mr. Ahmad Zuhri. The ceremony was also attended by staff of MACL and Singapore Airline’s ground staff.