Maldivian schedules three weekly flights to Hoarafushi Airport

Newly developed Hoarafushi airport to be opened on 19th November, 2020 | Photo: MTCC

Hoarafushi, Maldives – The national airline of Maldives, Maldivian has announced that they have scheduled three weekly flights to the newly opened airport in Haa Alif. Hoarafushi.

Maldivian informed that they will begin their operations to Hoarafushi Airport from November 26 onwards. The airline informed that they will be operating to Hoarafushi Airport for the same rate that they operate to the Hanimadhoo Airport from Male’.

The airport development project of Hoarafushi started in 2019, on the 25th of March, which saw a portion of the island’s lagoon being reclaimed for the purpose. Since then the airport has been established, with a run way 1,200 meters long and 35 meters wide, and an apron of 86.35 square meters. It was developed with a budget of approximately MVR 198 Millon.

On Thusday, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih officially inaugurated the Hoarafushi Airport. This was the first trip of the President to an inhibited island in Maldives in over nine months.

The project was initially intended for the island of Maafinolhu, which is also located in the same atoll. However, the administration of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih relocated the airport to Hoarafushi since coming to power.