Maldivian operates a fleet comprising of 1 Airbus A321 (6 business class, 194 economy class seats), 1 Airbus A320 (14 business class, 138 economy class seats), 2 Dash8-200 series (37 seats), 8 Dash8-300 series (50 seats) and 11 DHC-6 Twin Otter aircrafts (seaplanes- 15 seats) on connecting the country's Capital city Male' (from Velana International Airport) to Hanimaadhoo International Airport (Haa Dhaalu Atoll), Ifuru Airport (Raa Atoll), Dharavandhoo Airport (Baa Atoll), Kudahuvadhoo Airport (Dhaalu Atoll), Thimarafushi Airport (Thaa Atoll), Koodoo Airport (Gaafu Alifu Atoll), Kaadedhdhoo Airport (Gaaf Dhaalu Atoll), Kadhdhoo Airport (Laamu Atoll), Fuvahmulak Airport (Gnaviyani Atoll) and Gan International Airport (Addu Atoll). The airline also flies daily to Thiruvananthapuram, India.
With the addition of the airbus A320 to the Maldivian fleet, the national airline has spread its wings to Chennai India & Dhaka Bangladesh in 2012. In 2015, Bangkok was added to the network. To cater to the demands of the tourism industry, Maldivian operates to several cities in China. They are Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Wuhan, and Xi'an. Hangzhou was added to the operations in mid September.
In addition to scheduled commercial flights we also operate charter flights, special medical evacuation flights and freighter flights on a request basis. Our scheduled flights are also able to cater to some of the medical evacuation cases.
Maldivian, the nations carrier takes pride in being your vital connection within the magical Maldives. We aim to consistently provide our customers with safe and quality services during all our flights.
Customer satisfaction is our priority and the Maldivian team is committed to providing the ultimate Maldivian Experience to each and every customer. We are capable of guiding you during all facets of your journey through our staff stationed at each of the destinations we fly to.
Additional services provided by Island Aviation Services Ltd comprising of:
Engineering & Maintenance Services
Our engineering and maintenance department takes pride in providing expertise to ensure that aircrafts are maintained in airworthy conditions and maintain airline standards to meet the expectations of our customers and partners. Also provides line maintenance services to third party aircrafts operating into the country. This department plays a crucial role in securing the highest safety levels, dispatch rate and reliability of its fleet while maintaining fiscal integrity.
Sometimes, the airport lounge is simply a place to get away from the terminal. Within the Maldives, we offer our own private lounges equipped with service and amenities – and more are being added and upgraded. Currently we have four lounges distinctive from each other in design but provide a comfortable atmosphere for passengers to pamper and relax, before they fly.
- Moonima Lounge - Domestic Terminal, Velana International Airport
- Kashimaa Lounge - Hanimaadhoo International Airport
- Kashimaa Lounge - Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport
Airport Management & Operations
Island Aviation Services has a successful paradigm for airport management that fosters the vitality of aviation throughout the country and promotes safe and efficient operations. Currently, the company’s airport portfolio consists of three domestic airports covering all aspects of aerodrome services such as fire and rescue, airport security, passenger & ramp handling, terminal services and DCS check-in. Our team aims to provide convenient facilities & customer services and produce enhanced domestic passenger and cargo opportunities. The airports managed by the company are
- Dharavandhoo airport in Baa Atoll (October 2012)
- Thimarafushi airport in Thaa Atoll (September 2013)
- Ifuru airport in Raa Atoll (May 2015)
Island Aviation’s travel division Maldivian Holidays acts as a travel agency that provides quality and professional travel solutions. We understand that business needs are changing rapidly in today’s market and one of the biggest changes is corporate travel. Thus, we streamline the business travel procedures. Our dedicated team of experts works together with the businesses to find customized solutions for both inbound and outbound travel packages inclusive of airfare, visa assistance, accommodation and tours that are specific to the passenger’s needs. Maldivian Holidays is the PSA for Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines. We also facilitate other airline services operating across the globe. We now manage exclusive travel for the government and medical (Aasandha) travel within the country.
Sun, sand and shore. What better way to explore the splendor Maldives has to offer up close and personal that allows the traveller a bird’s eye view of the beautiful landscapes below! Maldivian Seaplane operations started in 2014 and currently cater to the tourism industry in the Maldives. With the expansion of our float operations we provide options from scheduled flights to chartered flights. Scenic photo flights are operated on request and VIP configured airplanes are also available. We invite you to experience this Maldivian luxury with us.
Maldivian Cargo Operations
With the expansion of our airline, so does our cargo business. As the leading domestic airline in the country we are known for our efficiency and reliability offering secure and convenient connections through our local and international flights. Maldivian, being the national airline of the country we are uniquely positioned to bridge the islands between North and South via our hub in Male consequently giving us better flexibility to use our capacity efficiently and transport cargo. Maldivian Cargo currently manages international, domestic and express cargo services.
Post-Haste to domestic destinations
Maldivian Cargo transports about 3000 express and domestic shipments a month. Our team provides a reliable and swift service to and from Gan, Fuvahmulah, Kaadedhhoo, Kooddoo, Kadhdhoo, Thimarafushi, Daravandhoo, Ifuru and Hanimaadhoo. Whether its perishables, medicine and spare part for machineries or any time sensitive shipments - Maldivian Cargo caters to your needs.
International cargo services
We also cater to our international destinations, Dhaka, Trivandrum, Chennai and Bangkok. Maldivian Cargo uplifts cargo for daily flights to Trivandrum, weekly 2 flights from Hanimadhoo to Trivandrum, 6 flights every week to Bangkok and 3 flights per week to Dhaka and Chennai. Further, our experienced team of agents overseas ensures that the operations are smooth and well-timed.
Direct door-to-door service
Maldivian cargo now offers added convenience of combining air freight services with door-to-door services for additional savings and convenience to our valued customers. This service is available at
- Gan: - Hulhudhoo, Meedhoo
- Kadhdhoo: – Fonadhoo, Maandhoo, Mukurimagu-Gan, Mathimaradhoo-Gan, Thundi-Gan
Cargo Male’ Office:
Saturday – Thursday: 0800hrs-2030hrs (Cargo acceptance 0830hrs – 2000hrs)
Friday: 1415hrs-2000hrs (Cargo acceptance 1430hrs -2000hrs)
Cargo Airport Office:
Sunday – Saturday: 0500hrs – 2300hrs
City Check-In service has been introduced at Male to provide convenience and improve the travel experience of our guests flying out of Velana International Airport. Male’ city counter will be located at Greater Male Bus Terminal. Guests traveling on all Maldivian flights from Velana International Airport can check-in their luggage 04 hours prior to schedule departure of the flight, and collect their boarding pass from the City Check- In location. City Check –In will be closed 90 minutes prior to schedule time of departure of the flight.
After check-in at the City Check-In locations guests can proceed straight to security check and onwards to boarding their flight at Velana International Airport (VIA).