MALDIVES | Malé | Velana International Airport


A ground handling facility at Velana International Airport, supporting trips throughout the Maldives

Abdulla Ghiyas

On behalf of our team,
welcome to the Maldives!

Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and basking in nearly year-round sunshine, combined with our tourism expertise and in-depth knowledge of Maldives airport operations, you won’t forget the professionalism and courtesy of Universal Aviation Maldives. We want your experience to be comfortable, personable, and prompt. You deserve to feel safe and secure in our care.

Our main operation is located at the island of Malé, and we also provide supervisory services at all airports throughout Maldives – including our other offices at VRMG, VRMV and VRMH.

Me and my team look forward supporting your next mission to the Maldives.


Abdulla Ghiyas

Managing Director
Universal Aviation Maldives

Three different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout the Maldives

  • Our main operation is located at the island of Malé (VRMM), and we also provide supervisory services at all airports throughout Maldives – including our other offices at VRMG, VRMV, and VRMH.
  • We can send our agents to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.


Ground support capabilities

Languages spokenEnglish
Customs and immigration?Yes
Contract fuel available?Yes
Conference rooms?Yes
Limousine service and car rental?No
Crew accommodation arrangements?Yes
Security arrangements?Yes
Maintenance?Upon request
Direct ramp access?No
Computerized worldwide weather briefings?Yes
Baggage handling?Yes
Permit coordination?Yes
Lav service?Yes

Flight support

RVSM:Implemented 27 Nov 2003
RNAV5 / RNAV10 airspace:Not required
8.33 MHz channel spacing:Not required
Airport fire protection category:VRMM 9
Other:Concentration of birds on and around rway 18/36 are expected. Advised to exercise caution

Velana International Airport
(also known as Malé International Airport)

Airport Main Rd, Malé 22000, Maldives

Maldives airport is located in the main island of Malé. The airport is and will be going through stages of renovations and improvement. There is a VIP room available for use complete with snack bar and the standard amenities.

Unless you are staying on the island, all access to the airport are through speedboat or seaplane. It is expected that all passengers and crew to be transferred via public boat or resort/hotel specific boat when arriving or departing from Male airport. The estimate boat ride can range from 10 minutes to more than 1 hour ride.

VIP lounge passengers will be shuttled via VIP bus to and from the aircraft from the VIP lounge.

Customs Immigration and Quarantine for VIP services are located within the VIP building.

Passenger Meeting Point:
Arrival: Airside (near acft)
Departure: Landside (In-front of VIP lounge)
Arrival: Airside (North Apron)
Departure: Landside (In-front of VIP lounge)

Driving directions

Click “View larger map” below to get driving directions to the airport. For more detailed information, contact this location directly.

Location FAQ

Hours of operation24 Hours – Office working hours: Sun – Thu: 0900 – 1800hrs LCL) (Sat: 1000 – 1600hrs) (Fri: Closed)
Airport restrictions?Runway closed from UTC 1900 – 0100
Noise restrictions?No
Slots required?Yes
VIP passenger lounge?Yes
VIP crew lounge?No
Air conditioning?Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi?Yes
Digital newspapersNo
Flight-plan filing?Yes
Prayer room?Muslim prayer room
Hangarage?Yes on request and space availability
VIP catering?Yes
Oxygen Service Available?Provided by Island Aviation Services Limited – Subjected to availability of Nozzles

Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at VRMM
Contact detailLocation detail
Company name:Universal Aviation Maldives Private Limited
Main office:Malé, Maldives
Other office(s):Addu/VRMG
Locations served:All of Maldives
Radio frequency:121.600 MHz
Country Manager:Ahmed Ijaz
Phone:+960 334 5000
+960 778 3944 Dispatch
Mobile:+960 778 3944
Fax:+960 3330884
Contact us online:E-mail this location
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