Addu International Airport orders AAA to vacate flying school premises

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Malé, Maldives –  Addu International Airport (AIA) has requested the Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA) to vacate the building they use for the flying school in Addu City.

The contract between AIA and AAA is set to expire on the 31st of July, with AIA previously stating that they do not plan to renew this contract. This comes at a time while discussions to hand over the flying school to Avid College, a Maldivian institution are in its final stages, with preparations underway to sign the agreement.

AIA MD Gais Naseer has said in an interview to local news outlet “AdduLive”, that the AAA has been notified to clear the building before the end of next month. Gais affirmed that AAA can no longer use the Gan Airport premises, even as the flying school signed an agreement to run a flying school with Avid College.

AAA students have voiced their concerns over social media for months with no concrete solutions, and are now calling for an alternative to the Addu flying school.

While the problems at the Addu flying school have failed to be solved, Island Aviation Services (IAS) has recently announced that they are looking a party to run a flight school. While 13 individuals have applied for this, the school’s location or further details have not been released yet.