Skip to flight searchSkip to main content

Cheap Domestic Flights within the Maldives

Maldives blue lagoon

Book Cheap Domestic Flights within the Maldives

Use this guide to find out more about all the airlines that fly domestically amongst the Maldevian islands, as well as the airports that they fly to.

You can book flights with any of these airlines through Alternative Airlines — simply use the search form at the top of the page to begin your search.

Domestic Maldivian Airlines

Maldivian Airlines

Maldivian Airlines is the largest airline based in the Maldives. The airline operates a number of international flights to Asia. It also operates the largest network of flights amongst the Maldivian islands. The airline's primary base is Velana International Airport located on the island of Maamigili in Alif Dhaal Atoll.

Domestic destinations: Malé (Velana International Airport), Addu Atoll (Gan International Airport), Baa Atoll (Dharavandhoo Airport), Gaafu Alif Atoll (Kooddoo Airport), Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll (Kaadedhdhoo Airport), Gnaviyani Atoll (Fuvahmulah Airport), Haa Dhaalu Atoll (Hanimaadhoo International Airport), Kulhudhuffushi (Kulhudhuffushi Airport), Laamu Atoll (Kadhdhoo Airport), Raa Atoll (Ifuru Airport), Thaa Atoll (Thimarafushi Airport), Dhaalu Atoll (Dhaalu Airport), Shaviyani Atoll (Funadhoo Airport).


Flyme is a small domestic Maldivian airline operated by Villa Air. The airline operates twin turboprop aircraft and has capacity between 48-74 passengers on its regular scheduled passenger flights. The airline’s primary hub is at Velana International Airport, located on the island of Maamigili in Alif Dhaal Atoll.

Domestic destinations: Maamigili (Villa International Airport Maamigili), Dharavandhoo (Dharavandhoo Airport), Malé (Velana International Airport), Hanimaadhoo (Hanimaadhoo International Airport) and Kadhdhoo (​​Kadhdhoo Airport).

Manta Air

Manta Air is a Maldivian domestic airline. It is based at Dhaalu Airport on the island of Kudahuvadhoo. The airline uses a twin turboprop aircraft that has capacity for 64 passengers for its scheduled passenger flights between the Maldivian islands.

Domestic destinations: Dharavandhoo (Dharavandhoo Airport), Kudahuvadhoo (Dhaalu Airport), Maafaru (Maafaru International Airport) and Malé (Velana International Airport).

Domestic Airports within the Maldives

Below is a list of all the airports that offer scheduled flights amongst the Maldivian islands. Find out what domestic destination you can fly to from each island.

International Airports

HanimaadhooHanimaadhoo International AirportHAQDharavandhoo, Ifuru, Malé
MaafaruMaafaru International AirportNMFHanimaadhoo, Ifuru, Malé
Hulhulé (Malé)Velana International AirportMLEDhaalu, Dharavandhoo, Maafaru, Dharavandhoo, Fuvahmulah, Gan, Hanimaadhoo, Hoarafushi, Kaadedhdhoo, Kadhdhoo, Kooddoo, Kulhudhuffushi, Thimarafushi,
GanGan International AirportGANKooddoo, Maavarulu, Fuvahmulah

Domestic Only Airports

DharavandhooDharavandhoo AirportDRVHanimaadhoo, Ifuru, Malé
FuvahmulahFuvahmulah AirportFVMGan, Malé
MaavaruluMaavarulu AirportRULGan, Malé, Kaadedhdhoo, Kooddoo Airport
KaadedhdhooKaadedhdhoo AirportKDMFuvahmulah, Gan, Kadhdhoo, Malé
KadhdhooKadhdhoo AirportKDODharavandhoo, Gan, Kaadedhdhoo, Kooddoo, Villa-Maamigili, Malé
KooddooKooddoo AirportGKKGan, Kadhdhoo, Malé
KudahuvadhooDhaalu AirportDDDMalé
MaamigiliVilla International Airport MaamigiliVAMDharavandhoo, Fuvahmulah, Gan, Hanimaadhoo, Kaadedhdhoo, Kadhdhoo, Kooddoo, Malé
ThimarafushiThimarafushi AirportTMFMale
KulhudhuffushiKulhudhuffushi AirportHDKDharavandhoo, Ifuru, Malé
FunadhooFunadhoo AirportFNDMalé
HoarafushiHoarafushi AirportHRFMalé
IfuruIfuru AirportIFUKulhudhuffushi, Dharavandhoo, Hanimaadhoo, Maafaru

Trusted globally

Rated Excellent on Trustpilot

We’re super proud of our Trustpilot rating, but don’t just take it from us. See why millions of others love booking their flights through Alternative Airlines

Flights Amongst the Maldivian Islands FAQs

What airlines fly amongst the Maldivian islands?

There are currently three airlines that operate scheduled passenger flights amongst the Maldivian islands. These airlines are: Maldivian Airlines, FlyMe and Manta Air. The airline that you book will likely depend on the route you want to take, because there may only be one or two airline options for that route. For Example, if you want to fly between Malé and Hoarafushi, it will be with Maldivian Airlines, as this is the only airline to operate this route. You can book flights with any of these airlines through Alternative Airlines.

Where can I book Maldives island flights?

Book flights amongst the Mandivian airlines with Alternative Airlines. We specialise in making it easy to book flights to remote locations. Book flights with any of the airlines that operate scheduled flights amongst the Mandivian islands. If you have any questions, our Customer Service team is always happy to help.

What is the flight schedule for domestic flights in the Maldives?

All of the airlines that fly amongst the Maldivian islands operate regular flight schedules. Our suggestion is to start by using the search form at the top of the page, by entering your departure and arrival airports or towns to see what flights are available. You can always enter alternative dates to compare flights or find flights if none are available for your first search.

Are there any start-up airlines that will fly within the Maldives?

Yes! BeOnd is a start-up airline that plans to offer luxurious trips to and within the Maldives from over 60 international destinations. BeOnd aims to launch operations from September 2023.