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Maldives Getting There - International Travel
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The national airline is Island Aviation Services (Q2). There are direct flights from Colombo, Dubai, Trivandrum, Singapore, Karachi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Bucharest, Zurich, Rome, Bombay, London, Doha, Narita, Vienna, Moscow, Madrid, Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur, Gatwick, Manchester, Bahrain and Paris.

Additional airlines operating services to Male include Maldives Airlines , Austrian Airlines, and Singapore Airlines, which fly daily into Male from Singapore.

Approximate flight times:

 Male to London takes 11 hours (excluding stopover).

International airports

Hulule International (MLE) (Male) on Hulule Island is 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) from Male (travel time by boat – 15 minutes).

Boats from the various island resorts meet arriving planes to transport visitors to their accommodation. There is no regularly scheduled transfer from Hulule Island to the other islands. If a booking has been made in advance, representatives of the resorts will pick up tourists at the airport and will arrange all onward transport arrangements.

Airport facilities include first aid, left luggage, bank, duty-free shops, post office, snack bar, and restaurant.

Departure tax: US$10.


Many cruise ships make stops at the Maldives islands as part of their itinerary. Cruise operators include Swan Hellenic and Seabourn Cruises.
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