NewsDecember 30, 2023

VIA Readies for Winter Super Peak with Historic Addition of 68 Parking Slots for Jet Arrivals

Velana International Airport (VIA) has expanded its parking capacity to accommodate the increasing number of jet arrivals during peak season. To prepare for winter super peak, VIA has leveraged its newly developed parking slots (RAMP areas) to accommodate a total of 68 jets – a historic number for the airport.

This accomplishment is a testament to the efficiency and capacity enhancements brought about by the newly designated parking areas for General Aviation aircraft. Prior to the development of these new parking slots, VIA could accommodate 39 aircraft. However, with the strategic additions in front of the new Fuel Farm and at the southwest corner, the airport can host 68 jets at the same time. The breakdown of parking slots are as follows:

  • North Apron: 13
  • East Apron: 26
  • New GA Parking in front of Fuel Farm: 13
  • New GA Parking South: 16

This expansion in capacity has been facilitated by MACL’s development of a 27,257 sqm parking area on the southwest side and 27,590 sqm of parking in the north – in front of the new fuel farm. These initiatives are part of MACL’s ongoing commitment to expanding operations and services and meeting the increasing demand for air travel to the Maldives during the winter peak.