Male’, Maldives – The new Airports Company introduced by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday, Regional Airports Company, will bring business sense to Gan International Airport, says Tourism Minister.
Sending out a tweet following the inauguration of the company, Minister Abdullah Mausoom said that the “Regional Airports Company
"Regional Airports Company Limited" will bring business sense to Gan International Airport and other airports of #Maldives. Another superb move by HEP Ibrahim Mohamed Solih @ibusolih @AdduCityCouncil @AdcAdduCity @addulive https://t.co/EljEgErS5S
— Abdulla Mausoom (@Mausoom_Maus) September 30, 2020
According to the President’s Office, the company is intended to oversee the operations of regional airports developed by the Government and to ensure that they are operated in an efficient and sustainable basis.
Currently there are 14 airports in the country, being Velana International Airport (VIA), Hanimaadhoo International Airport (HIA), Gan International Airport (GIA), Villa International Airport and Maafaru International Airport as international Airports. In addition to this there are B. Dharavandhoo Airport, R. Ifuru Aiport, Th. Thimarafushi, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, GA. Kooddoo, Gdh. Kaadedhhoo, L. Kadhhoo, Hdh. Kulhudhuffushi and Gn. Fuvahmulah as domestic airports of the country.
Among these, Gan International Airport had scheduled international flights by Sri Lankan Airlines since December 2016, prior to almost all international operations coming to a halt at the airport due to Covid-19. It has not yet been revealed by Sri Lankan whether the airline would resume flights to Gan again.