Maldives Newsflash

Maldives Main Airport Opens New Service Complex for Luxury Travellers

By Jonathan Kearney
January 8, 2022
Maldives Main Airport Opens New Service Complex for Luxury Travellers

Maldives’ Velana International Airport has opened its much-anticipated new VIP/CIP complex, offering modern services and facilities for the luxury traveller.

The four storey building has been designed by award-winning architect Yuji Yamazaki. The Tokyo-born, New York-based designer is also the name behind a number of other exclusive Maldives projects including Kudadoo Maldives, The Muraka at Conrad Maldives, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Hurawalhi Island, Club Med Finolhu Villas and more.

Built in a 6,800 square metre area, the new building has upgraded facilities, ample space for CIP customers and separate lounge for VIP and VVIPs. Travellers can relax comfortably while the formalities are completed by a dedicated hospitality team.

The new complex is part of the airport’s extensive US $800 million expansion programme, due for completion 2022, which includes a brand new runway and passenger terminal, a new seaplane terminal, a 45 million litre fuel farm and a 120,000 tonne cargo facility.

The redevelopment will cater for increased passenger numbers, projected to reach 7.3 million by 2030. Maldives welcomed 1.3 million visitors in 2021.

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