Malé, Maldives – The President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that the Addu flying school will be reopened under the joint venture between Maldives National University (MNU), Island Aviation and a Czech Republic flying academy in December 2021.
Additionally, the President said that the students will be provided with top-up loans and the government will explore other options to assist the students of the defunct Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA).
170 students of AAA are left in limbo after the flight school slowly became defunct. While students who filed for refunds are owed MVR 1.5 million, local news Dhauru reports that including students who are yet to file for refunds, the damages to students cost over MVR 6 million.
On July 13, 48 students from the flying school in Addu filed a lawsuit against the academy to get compensation for the losses they incurred while studying at the school. They are being represented by the Premiere Chambers Law Firm.
The issues of the flying school have been brought to the attention of the government, parliament and other relevant authorities for over a year.