Velana International Airport to Host the Prestigious Air Service World Congress 2024

PUBLISHED July 22, 2023 | updated July 22, 2023 04:20

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) is thrilled to announce that Velana International Airport (VIA) will be the official host of the prestigious Air Service World Congress 2024. This marks a historical milestone as it will be the first time the Maldives hosts this esteemed global event.

The Air Service World Congress 2023 event held at Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area from 17 to 19 July 2023 reached a successful conclusion with the handover to Velana International Airport. Mr. Mahjoob Shujau, MD, and CEO, welcomed the attendees, inviting them to explore the aviation industry of the Maldives alongside the significant upgrades at Velana International Airport.

The upcoming event, scheduled to take place in July 2024, is expected to attract international representatives from the route development community and provide a platform to discuss the future of global air service development. Velana International Airport, as a hub of connectivity in the Indian Ocean, feels honored to facilitate such important industry conversations in its home, the Maldives.

Throughout the event, participants can look forward to engaging in insightful industry discussions, one-on-one meetings, and an array of networking opportunities. These interactions will undoubtedly provide avenues for knowledge sharing, fostering collaboration, and exploring innovative solutions for air service development. The event is not just about industry discussions and networking. Velana International Airport is incredibly excited to showcase the beautiful islands of the Maldives, offering delegates the opportunity to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the region.

"It is with immense pleasure that MACL announces Velana International Airport as the host for the 2024 Air Service World Congress. This pivotal event emphasizes the dedication to continual growth and development in the aviation industry. Over the years, Velana International Airport has made significant strides in transforming its infrastructure and expanding its operational capacity," said Mahjoob Shujau, MACL's CEO, and Managing Director.

"From innovative projects such as the development of the New Seaplane Terminal to building a new Code F runway along with other facilities, Velana International Airport has continuously elevated its services to meet the evolving needs of passengers and airlines. This Congress will present an invaluable opportunity for us to showcase these advancements and open the gates to prospective partnerships with global airlines. We believe the Air Service World Congress 2024 will set the stage for a new chapter in the growth story of Velana International Airport, further reinforcing our path as a leading airport operator in the region."

MACL eagerly anticipates welcoming delegates to the Air Service World Congress 2024 and believes that the island paradise of the Maldives will leave an indelible imprint on all who attend.


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