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Male International Airport

December 29th, 2010 Comments off

Male Int. Airport

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Maldives International Airport

Male international airport is the international airport of the Maldives. All flights to the Maldives land at Male airport.  Since the Maldives is a very popular destination, and air is the only means of transport for travelling here, you will find flights to Male international airport from many different countries including the UK, Austria, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Singapore, to name a few.

Officially, the name of Male airport is Male interantional airport, but that has not always been the case. Formerly, the Male airport name was Hulhule Airport, Male airport where is located on Hulhule Island. The Male international airport name changed from Hulhule to Male in 1981 when the Maldives Male airport privatization occurred.  The Male intl airport is the only airport in the Maldives that accepts international flights. There is another Male Maldives airport, called Gan, but this does not yet accept international flights.  There are regular flights between Male Hulhule airport and Gan airport.

There are a variety of Male airport services, including internet access, buy dollars Male airport, gift shop, Male international airport shops, post office, airport Male travel agency and restaurants at the airport Male.  These Male airport facilities are aimed to make your waiting time in the airport as pleasant as possible. If you need are thinking about getting us dollars in Male airport, this is possible.  These Male airport shops do not come for free, however, and as such, a US$ 12 airport tax Male is charged as a departure tax to all passengers leaving Male airport Maldives. Most of the time, the Male airport tax is added to all airline tickets, but sometimes the Male airport departure tax is not added and you might have to pay the Male airport taxes at the Male international airport Maldives.

Video of landing at Male Intl Airport

The Male intl. airport has not always been so well equipped.   Facilities at Male airport were greatly improved in a recent renovation and now the shopping Male airport is quite good with many items being sold in the duty free shops.  However, things are not really that cheap, so don’t come to Male airport duty free planning on doing a lot of tax free Male airport shopping!

Where is Male airport? The international Male airport is located on Hulhule island, in the North Male Atoll.  Maldives Male airport is located very close to some of the resorts in the Maldives, but other resorts can be located up to several hours away by water taxi. For this reason, travel to Male international airport is often done in a small airplane.  How to go to Male from airport? If your destination is Male, which it probably will be if you are going on a liveaboard holiday,

The Male int airport is just a few kilometers away from Male and you can get from Male to airport quickly in a water taxi.

Male Airport Flights

At present, there are 25 airlines flying to Male international airport from more than 25 cities around the world.  Flying from london to Male international airport takes around 9 hours and flights from Male airport to other cities of course vary considerably in length.  The most common Male airport airlines are British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airlines and Lufthansa.  Departure flights from Male airport Maldives leave throughout the day every day of the year. There are no Male airport night flights; the last flight usually leaves about 11pm. There is not much going on at nigt time in Male airport, so if you have a very early or late flight, you should look into one of the hotels on Hulhule Island.  When at the airport, if you have a problem with your flight or need to ask a question, contact a passenger handling agent of Male intl airport.

Airport Male

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The Emirates Boeing 777 at Airport Male

You can find information about Male airport international departure and arrivals on the Male iternational airport website.

The most frequent visitors to the Maldives are the British, so Male international airport flights to UK are some of the most regular Male airport flights, mainly handled by British Airways or one of the many charter flights companies.  While the Maldives is becoming a more popular destination with Americans, there are still no flights with AA to Male intl airport and so to get to the Male international airport Male from the US, travelers need to connect through Europe, Asia or the Middle East.  Flights from Bangkok to Male international airport in Maldives, are some of the most common international flights to Male international airport from Asia, just like direct flights from Delhi to Male international airport.  For connections through the Middle East, you will find there are many flights between Doha and Male airport.

Male Airport landing

A quick look at any Male airport pictures will tell you that landing at Male airport is a spectacular event, since the Male Maldives airport flights land on the runway which is surrounded by beautiful clear waters.  In fact, the end of every Male airport flight will make you think you are about to land on water because from the window, you can only see water!  If you’re coming to the Male internacional airport to scuba dive, you’ll be keen to know whether you can partake in a Male airport dive because the water is so stunning. There is not much diving around the Male international airport MLE, because the waters here are very busy and it’s better to dive away from the airport, where you will see more marine life.  To get from Male international airport to Male, you need to take a water taxi from airport to Male or you can take a plane to another island.  Many resorts have their own transport to take you from Male international airport direct to your hotel.

Male Airport departure

When it’s time to leave the Maldives, you’ll be wondering how to get to Male international airport. There are several different ways, so it depends on where you were staying and what you were doing.  There are many water taxi service to Male international airport, and some resorts offer flights to Male internaional airport.  Alternatively, you can find flights Male international airport from a selection of Male dives airport name.  Once you arrive at where is Male i nternational airport, you will need to check whether your ticket already includes the airport departure tax in Male. Of course, if it’s not included, is there any facility to pay fine in Male international airport.    The amount of airport tax of Male internationnal airport is US$ 12.  When you are checking in, it’s also a good time to see about getting a Male airport upgrade on your flight.  When all this is done, you can spend the rest of the time enjoying the duty free at Male airport.  Be aware that any liquids purchased in Male airport duty free dive will be kept by the duty free shop inside international airport Maldives Male and then handed to you as you board the plane.

Airport Tax

The Male airport fee, otherwise known as the airport taxes Male has also helped create a strong Male airport online presence.  On the website, www.Airports.com.mv, there is lots of information, including Male online airport inf ticket prices, Male international airport information, details of the facilities within the airport, including the Male airport foreign exchange, details of the airlines coming to the airport, the Male airport leaving tax,  flight schedule Male international airport and much more, including the Male airport contact details. On this website, you will also see a selection of Male airport pics and Male airport photo.

The exact Male international airport address is:

Maldives Airports Company Ltd.

Malé International Airport, Hulhulé – 22000, Republic of Maldives

The other Male international airport contact details are:

Telephone: (960)3338800 / (960)3325511

Website: http://www.airports.com.mv

More information can be found about Male international airport and fares on the many Maldives-related websites that you can find online. As well as learning where is Male international airport, you will also find lots of pictures of Male airport, airport taxes in Male, information about where to buy online ticket from Male to Gan airport in Maldives, details about shops selling tax frees on Male airport and much more.

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Flights from Germany to the Maldives

November 16th, 2009 Comments off

Information on Direct Flights from Germany to Male International Airport in the Maldives

Currently, visitors flying from Germany to the Maldives can choose from two airlines: Air Berlin & Condor Flugdienst.

Air Berlin – Flights from Germany to the Maldives

Direct Flights from Düsseldorf:

The flight schedule varies depending on the season, but there are generally two direct flights per week from Düsseldorf to Male on Air Berlin, either on Monday, Tuesday or Friday.

There are generally two direct flights per week from Male to Düsseldorf on Air Berlin, either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.

Direct Flights from Munich:

The flight schedule varies depending on the season, but there is generally one direct flight per week from Munich to Male on Air Berlin, either on Monday, Tuesday or Friday.

There is generally 1 direct flight per week from Male to Munich on Air Berlin, either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.

Condor Flugdienst - Flights from Germany to the Maldives

From May to October, Condor Flugdienst offers direct flights from Frankfurt to Male on Wednesday and Saturday and return flights from Male to Frankfurt on Thursday and Sunday.

From November to April, Condor Flugdienst offers direct flights from Frankfurt to Male on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and return flights from Male to Frankfurt on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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Marine Biologists to Lead Scuba Diving Cruise on Carina

November 11th, 2009 Comments off

Carina Liveaboard to Play Host to Marine Biologists for Special Diving Tour

Maldives Dive Travel is proud to announce that from February 8 – 22, 2010, Carina Liveaboard will be hosting a very special scuba diving tour, led by marine biology experts and PADI-certified dive instructors, Mary Eichler-Bilek and Leo Bilek.

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Mary Eichler-Bilek and Leo Bilek offer Marine Biology Tour in the Maldives

Maldives Marine Biology Diving Tour Route

The proposed route for the Carina liveaboard during this special marine biology-focused tour of the Maldives is to cruise around the South Male Atoll, Felidhu Atoll, Ari Atoll and Rasdhoo Atoll.  The tour will begin and end in Male.  The route is weather-permitting and changes may be made without notice.

Furthermore, the route will follow the specific marine life upon which Mary Eichler-Bilek’s marine biology workshops will focus.

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Mary Eichler-Bilek, Padi Instructor & Marine Biology Expert

Marine Biology Themed Cruise of the Maldives

The marine biology scuba diving cruise on the Carina liveaboard is ideal for scuba divers who love the ocean, its inhabitants and want to learn more about the diversity of marine life in the Maldives.

After ten years of scuba diving in the Maldives, Mary Eichler-Bilek is an expert in Maldives marine biology and she enjoys passing this knowledge on to others during her popular marine biology cruises.

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Carina Liveaboard to Host Marine Biology Tour of the Maldives

Carina Marine Biology Diving Cruise Information

Throughout this special marine biology diving cruise, in-depth dive briefings and workshops help participants to discover the reefs and their inhabitants in a whole new light.

Briefings are held in English and German.

The entire diving package price is EUR 2,150 per person, including marine biology workshops, all dives and meals.

Night Naturalist Specialty Course & PADI- Underwater Naturalist Certification

A very special feature of this cruise is the opportunity to take the Night Naturalist Specialty course, a programme developed by Mary herself and recognised by PADI. There is also the option of obtaining the PADI- Underwater naturalist certification during the cruise.  The certification fee of each certification is EUR 90 (the fee is payable on board Carina).

The cruise start date is confirmed, and a few places are still open for booking. We look forward to diving with you! Please contact us via http://www.scubadivemaldives.com/contact_us for more information and bookings.

British Airways Maiden Flight Arrives in Male

October 27th, 2009 Comments off

The First British Airways Flight Arrived in Male

On October 25, 2009, the first British Airways flight, direct from London Gatwick (LGW), arrived safely at the international airport of Male, capital city of the Maldives, with 272 tourists on board.

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British Airways begins flights to Maldives (MLE)

UK Tourists are the Maldives No. 1 Visitors

Tourist arrivals in the Maldives are highest from the UK, attracting around 100,000 British visitors each year.  Therefore, it was only logical for British Airways, the UK’s flagship airline, to open a direct route to the tropical island paradise.

 British Airways Maiden Flight Arrives in Male

British travelers can now fly direct to the Maldives with British Airways

Maldives gives British Airways a Warm Welcome

The Maldives Tourism Promotion Board said they would be organising a special welcome for the maiden flight in order to give British Airways the warm welcome it so deserves.

British Airways Flies Directly to Male Three Times a Week

Direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Male, Maldives (MLE) every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.  The flight departs at 19:10. Flights from Male to London Gatwick leave at 13.20 every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  The flight lasts 10 hours going to the Maldives and 11 hours returning.  Prices are currently around GBP 650, including all taxes and surcharge in economy class.

First Class Air Travel to the Maldives

As well as the standard economy class service to the Maldives, British Airways also offers First, Business and Economy Plus, giving passengers a wider choice at the time of making their flight reservations.  First-class tickets, which provide the privilege of a flat bed, cost around GBP 2,875 including all taxes.

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Business Class Flights Direct from London to Maldives with British Airways