Velana International Airport Marks 57th Year with Major Infrastructure Upgrades and Improved Services

PUBLISHED April 13, 2023

As Velana International Airport (VIA)celebrates its 57th anniversary, the airport management would like to express its deepest gratitude to all its stakeholders and staff for their unwavering support over the years. The airport management is committed to improve airport facilities to provide better service to passengers and customers. 

Over the past year, VIA has made significant progress in improving its services and facilities, with the commencement of Code-F Runway operations and Noovilu Seaplane Terminal, both significant infrastructure developments. Additionally, Maldives Airport Company Ltd (MACL) accomplished the housing program by completing the Aero Residence apartments and handed them over to its owners, fulfilling a long-awaited dream for many of the staff.

To further enhance services, last VIA started providing services from the new VIP building phase 1. Furthermore, modification works are ongoing at the Terminal improving the arrival and departure experience for guests. 

The airport management has prioritized staff development in the core areas of its business, addressing gaps in the technical capacity of staff through various specialization programs.

All these improvements contribute towards elevating the guest experience at the Airport. Mr. Mahjoob Shujau, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of MACL, congratulated the employees on the airport's anniversary and stated that any improvements made to the airport's infrastructure, services, and staff training will improve the service provided to passengers. Mr. Mahjoob thanked the airport staff and stakeholders for the airport's 57-year history of progress.

The airport management is immensely proud of what has been achieved over the past 57 years and look forward to better serve passengers and customers with improved facilities and services.


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