MLE VRMM Malé International Airport – Slots, Ground Handling & Aircraft Services

An operational guide including slots, ground handling and other aircraft services for operating to Malé International Airport ( MLE / VRMM ) Malé, Maldives. 

All information listed below is provided by the Maldives Airports Company.

General Operational Information:

Malé International Airport is also known as Velana International Airport.

AIP Maldives is available here.

Kindly be aware that there are extremely strict regulations on bringing alcohol and other narcotics.

Visit the Maldives Customs Website for more information by clicking on the link here.

Airport & Custom Hours:

VRMM has a NOTAM till end September 2018 -;

The airport will be closed from 0000 – 0600 LT / 0500 – 1100 UTC.

Operation Limitation:

VRMM can handle up to B747.

If you are thinking of operating any specific aircraft – it is highly advised that you get in touch with Maldives Airports Company in order to confirm equipment serviceability.

Slots & PPR:

Slots are a requirement when operating to VRMM.

The slots confirmation will be provided once a landing permit has been issued by the MCAA (Maldives Civil Aviation Authority).

For more information on the MCAA, kindly refer to our Maldives Country Page – CAA contacts. Operational information and forms are available for download here.

The MCAA requires a minimum of 72hrs lead time for the processing of permits in VRMM.

Aircraft Services:

For ground handling and fuel services – you can contact them directly here.

For air traffic services – kindly click here to view all available downloads and information.

FBO Facilities:

There is no FBO facility at the airport at this moment. However, a separate CIP terminal will be opening soon as per the latest confirmation.

In the meantime, there is a separate facility available for handling VVIP passengers.

Visas, Customs & Immigration:

Any passengers that are arriving at the Maldives will get a 30-day tourist visa – regardless of their nationality.

For other visit purposes, however, visas are a requirement. To access more information, kindly visit the Maldives Immigration Website by clicking here.

For any further inquiries or if you would require services at Malé International Airport – kindly contact Maldives Airports Company.

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