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About Maldivian

Maldivian is the airline division of Island Aviation Services based in the Maldives. It operates both international and inter-island flights. It is based at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. The airline started life as Island Aviation Services, a limited liability company owned by the Maldivian Government, and in 2009 the airline division of the company was rebranded as Maldivian.


Domestic Destinations

Malé Addu Atoll Baa Atoll Gaafu Alif Atoll
Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll Gnaviyani Atoll Haa Dhaalu Atoll Laamu Atoll
Raa Atoll Thaa Atoll Dhaalu Atoll

International Destinations

Dhaka Changsha Chengdu Chongquing
Fuzhou Nanjing Wuhan Xi'an
Hangzhou Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Bangkok

There are also a number of resorts operated by Maldivian Seaplane, including Four Seasons Private Islands; Baa Atoll, Robinson Club Noonu; Noonu Atoll, and Doores Island Retreat; Dhaalu Atoll.

Baggage Information

Carry-On Baggage

For Dash 08 aircraft, the carry-on baggage allowance is a maximum of 5kg in weight and no larger than 20" x 12" x 7".

For Airbus 320/321 aircraft, the carry-on baggage maximum weight limit is 7kg and no larger than 20" x 15" x 9".

Checked Baggage

For domestic (Maldives) destinations and Trivandrum in India, the maximum checked baggage weight allowance (per passenger) is 20kg.

For Chennai (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), and Bangkok (Thailand), the maximum checked baggage weight allowance (per passenger) is 30kg.

Baggage over the free baggage allowance weight will be subject to excess baggage charges. Passengers can purchase excess baggage when booking with Alternative Airlines.

Economy Class

On the Airbus A321, the airline offers 194 seats in comparison to 138 Economy seats on a smaller A320. Snacks and refreshments are available onboard.

Business Class

There are more business class seats on the A320 configuration than the A321. Six seats on the A321 and 14 on the A320. A welcome juice and snack available. Food is provided onboard and in-flight entertainment is available to keep you entertained.


Meals Option

Maldivian offer food and drinks onboard their flights.

Passengers in Economy Class are offered complimentary snacks on board.

Passengers in Business Class are given snacks upon arrival and a meal including a starter and main entree.

Continental Special Dietary Requirements

Contact Maldivian Airlines direct to see if they can meet your dietary needs.

Continental Drinks & Alcohol

Passengers in Economy Class are offered complimentary refreshments on board.

Passengers in Business Class are given complimentary welcome juice upon arrival. With the main meal, an additional glass of drink is served.

Check-In Information

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in opens two hours prior to departure time for domestic flight and three hour for international flights. All check-in counters close an hour before departure.

City Check-In

City check-in is available in Male’ – Greater Male’ Bus Terminal. It opens four hours prior to departure time and closes 90 minutes before departure.


The airline fleet consists of one A320-200, one A321-200, 11 DHC-6-300, one DHC-8-200, one DHC 8-Q200 and eight DHC-8-Q300.

Hub Airport

Maldivian is based Velana International Airport, also known as Malé International Airport, and previously known as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. It is the main international airport in the Maldives and is located on Hulhulé Island. The airport has 3 terminals: the International Terminal, the Domestic Terminal and the waterdrome Seaplane Terminal. Other airlines that use Maldivian as its hub include Flyme and Trans Maldivian Airways.

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