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Maldives Domestic Air Transfer 

Maldives Domestic Airline Transfer

Maldives Domestic Aircraft Transfer operates a total of 16  regional airports in the Maldives (the local island with airport)  in the Maldives. Domestic flights run on specific schedules to different regional airports in Maldives, time of travel by domestic is the closest destination 20 minutes to far south 70 minutes of time.The aircrafts is operated during night time which seaplane runs at daylight only.


All aircraft are connected to VIA Male international airport to all destinations. Most of the schedules are listed from Male airport to domestic airport, there will be very few possibilities to travel regional airport to other regions e.g : Dharavandhoo airport to Addu Airport. But by private charter will be possible for this option.

Maldives Domestic scheduled Airline Price

The Average price for shared or scheduled  airport transfers of domestic aircraft  is USD 150++ to USD 540 per adult and estimated average 20% discount per child (1 to 11 y old)  per way. Shared , scheduled or combined transfers  mean that you need to wait for other guests to clear the airport. Updated in 2023.

Maldives Domestic private charter Airline Price

Private charter flights are available from USD 2350++ to USD 9500 from closest to farthest distances of regional airports. Seat capacity of aircraft is 35 to 60 passengers per flight .For groups,VIP and business meeting event price is reasonable . To inquire click below

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What you need to know Before choosing Domestic Airline Transfer ( updated on Feb 2023 Year)

  • Maldives Domestic airline operates during day and night according to schedules.

  • Maldives Domestic airline terminal is 2 minutes walk from the International arrival terminal.

  • Maldives Domestic airline to resort have to take a connecting boat from domestic airport to resorts upon landing.

  • No business class seats on most domestic aircraft.

  • Maldives Domestic airline  Baggage allowance per pax is total 20kg Free. Extra baggage charges from $1 to $5 depending on location, Hand luggage 5 Kg  (Max size: 20” x 12” x 7”) Dash 08 Aircrafts is allowed, Surf Boards can be allowed up to 7 feet ( updated on August 2020)

  • Domestic airline bookings you need to wait at Domestic terminal estimate 1 to 4 hours

  • Domestic airline schedule flights are listed please visit you can check the arrival and departures with updated delay timing.

  • Domestic Gates close before 1.5 hours mostly sometimes before 1 hour.

  • The popular type of aircraft is Dash 8 brand.

  • Domestic terminal has waiting seats, lounge can be booked here, cafe,ticketing counters,smoking area, toilets and WIFI.

  • Toilets are available.

  • Most of the aircraft capacity is 35 to 60 seats .

  • No direct flight to any resort island in Maldives all domestic airport are in Local island you need to hire private boat to your resort from domestic airport in maldives.

 List of Destination or regional airports Transfer by Domestic Aircraft update feb 2023

  • 1- Dharavandhoo domestic airport ( DRV)  Baa Atoll, runway 1189 m  time 20 minutes from (MLE)

  • 2- Maamigili or Villa international airport (VAM) South Alif Atoll Runway 1800 m Time 30 minutes from (MLE)

  • 3-  Maafaru International Airport (NMF) Noonu Atoll Runway 2200 m time 40 minutes from (MLE)

  • 4- Maavarulu Airport (RUL) Gaaf dhaal Atoll Runway 1200 m Time 75 minutes from (MLE)

  • 5- Funadhoo Airport (FND) Shaviyani Atoll Runway 1100 m Time 40 minutes from (MLE)

  • 6- Ifuru airport  (IFU) Raa Atoll Runway 1100 m Time 32 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 7- Thimarafushi airport ( TMF) Thaa Atoll Runway 1200m Time 40 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 8- Kulhuduffushi Airport ( HDK) Haa Dhaal Atoll Runway 1220 m time 48  minutes from ( MLE)

  • 9- Hanimadhoo International Airport ( HAQ) Haa Alif Atoll Runway 1220 m Time 50 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 10- Kudahuvadhoo Airport or Dhaal Airport( DDD) Dhaal Atoll Runway 1800 m time 31 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 11-Koodoo Airport (GKK) Gaafu Alif Atoll time 67 miuntes from (MLE)

  • 12-Kaadedhoo Airport ( KDM) Gaafu Dhaal Atoll Runway 1220m time 73 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 13- Kadhdhoo Airport ( KDO) Laamu Atoll Runway 1220 m time 45 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 14- Fuvahmulaku Airport ( FVM) Ganviyani Atoll Runway 1100 m time 87 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 15- Gan international Airport ( GAN) Addu or Seenu Atoll Runway 3600 m time 95 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 16- Madivaru (LMV) Lhaviyani Atoll Runway 1200 m time 35 to 40 minutes from ( MLE)

  • 17- Hoarafushi (HRF) Haa Alif Atoll Runway 1200m time 1 hour 10 minutes from ( MLE)

 List of Domestic Aircraft Operators

Maldivian is owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Ltd and is the leading domestic carrier of the country. Graduating from its role as the dominant domestic carrier in the country; Maldivian commenced its first regional operations on 25th January 2008 with the first flight to Trivandrum, India. Today, Maldivian the nation's carrier operates daily frequent flights to 7 domestic airports in the country.


15th domestic route was added to the domestic network.

The carrier was formally known as Island Aviation and was re-branded in August 2008.


Maldivian operates a fleet comprising of 1 Airbus A321 (6 business class, 194 economy class seats), 1 Airbus A320 (14 business class, 138 economy class  seats), 2 Dash8-200 series (37 seats), 8 Dash8-300 series (50 seats) and 11 DHC-6 Twin Otter aircrafts (seaplanes- 15 seats) on connecting the country’s Capital city Male’ (from Velana International Airport) to Hanimaadhoo International Airport (Haa Dhaalu Atoll), Kulhuduffushi Airport (Haa Dhaalu Atoll), Funadhoo Airport (Shaviyani Atoll), Maafaru International Airport (Noonu Atoll), Ifuru Airport (Raa Atoll), Dharavandhoo Airport (Baa Atoll), Kudahuvadhoo Airport (Dhaalu Atoll), Thimarafushi Airport (Thaa Atoll), Koodoo Airport (Gaafu Alifu Atoll), Kaadedhdhoo Airport (Gaaf Dhaalu Atoll), Maavarulu Airport (Gaaf Dhaalu Atoll), Kadhdhoo Airport (Laamu Atoll), Fuvahmulak Airport (Gnaviyani Atoll) and Gan International Airport (Addu Atoll). The airline also flies daily to Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Flyme is a private own company with 3 aircraft main to Maamigili international airport and baa dharavandhoo Airport.Started operation on 2011 with ATR 42-500 , ATR 72-600 and ATR 72-500 type aircraft. The service have been giving to south Ari Atoll and Baa Atoll Resorts and local island.

Airline operated by Villa Air, which is part of the Villa Group of Companies. Our objective is to provide an exceptional service to all passengers traveling on our airline.

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Mantaair is newest domestic airline recently operating to 2 destination which is kudahuvadhoo airport and Dharavandhoo Airport in Maldives. Manata is the first primium service base aircraft in Maldives. seats are customised to provide the best comfort with additional legroom in both comfort and sapphire class.

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