SINGAPORE, 4 February 2022: Accessibility to resorts in the Maldives’ Lhaviyani Atoll will dramatically improve with the opening of Madivaru Airport later this month.

Domestic flights to and from Male’s Velana International Airport to Madivaru Airport will take just 25 minutes. Up until now, Lhaviyani has been served only by seaplanes, with operations limited to daylight flights. Travellers also departed from a different terminal at the country’s gateway airport Velana.

The flight schedule will commence with three flights daily scheduled that connect with international flights to ensure minimal wait times for travellers. 

Kuredu Holdings Pvt Ltd is developing Madivaru Airport. It
will be managed by the national airline Maldivian, following a management
agreement signed by Mohamed Moosa, chairman of Champa Brothers Maldives Pvt Ltd
& co-owner of Crown & Champa Resorts, one of the owners of luxury
resorts Kudadoo Maldives Private Island and Hurawalhi Island Resort, as well as
Kuredu, Komandoo and Innahura (Crown & Champa Resorts). The airport project
included land reclamation from Madivaru’s lagoon, construction of a 1200
metre-long runway and a passenger terminal.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is a private island
comprising 15 overwater ocean residences, while Hurawalhi Island Resort
Maldives is an adults-only resort known for its 5.8 Underwater Restaurant.

Tickets for Maldivian flights from Velena International
Airport to Madivaru Airport can be purchased directly from Kudadoo Maldives
Private Island and Hurawalhi Island Resort, as well as Kuredu, Komandoo and
Innahura (Crown & Champa Resorts).

Domestic flights between Velana and Madivaru airports are
scheduled to connect travellers arriving in the Maldives on the following
international flights:

  • SriLankan Airline (UL)
  • Condor Airline (DE)
  • Lufthansa (LH)
  • Aeroflot (SU)
  • British Airways (BA)
  • Qatar Airways (QR)
  • Emirates (QR)
  • Austrian Airlines (OS)
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Turkish Airlines (TK)