The Maldives is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. It is a major tourist destination for people from all over the world. The Maldives archipelago consists of 26 atolls, together covering no more than 90,000 square kilometers. Only 185 islands of the Maldivian archipelago is inhabited, whereas the others of the 1992 islands remain deserted.
Adventure lovers and water sports enthusiasts love coming to Maldives for its beautiful underwater eco system, which include coral reefs, thousands of species of fish, sea turtles, mollusks and crustaceans.
Some of the major tourist attractions of the Maldives include the Hulhumalé Island, Malé Friday Mosque, Hulhulé Island, Maafushi Island, Meeru Island, Reethi Beach, Sultan Park, Whale Submarine, Tsunami Monument, Dolphin Beach and Dolphin Park as well as several others.Maldives Airport:
Maldives is home to several airports, including the Gan International Airport, which operates with GAN as its IATA code and VRMG as its ICAO code. The airport has one runway, and allows landing of international as well as domestic flights to Maldives
from various parts of the world. The airport has a special private executive terminal.
The Velana International Airport, another international airport of Maldives, operates with MLE as its IATA code and VRMM as its ICAO code. It serves the island of Male, and is located on Hulhule Island. It is the main airport of the country, and most international flights to Maldives
land here. The airport has one asphalt runway and 4 waterway runways. There are three terminals at the airport, including the International Terminal, the waterdrome Seaplane Terminal and the Domestic Terminal.
Another one of the main international airports of the country includes the Hanimaadhoo International Airport, which operates with HAQ as its IATA code and VRMH as its ICAO code. It started out as a domestic airport, but was transformed into an international one in the year 2012. There is only one runway at the airport, and one terminal used by domestic as well as international passengers.Flights to Maldives:
Several airlines and carriers offer flights to Maldives
, such as Flyme, SriLankan Airlines, Maldivian, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, British Airways, Bangkok Airways, Meridiana, SilkAir, Qatar Airways, Thai AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Saudia, and others.Flights to Maldives
are available from several destinations across the world, such as Frankfurt, Kochi, Singapore, Colombo, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Dhaka, Nanjing, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Even seasonal flights to Maldives
are available from Rome, Vienna and London.