Male International Airport

Airport Information for Male

Transit Information
  • Transit/transfer desks are available.
  • Snack counters and restaurant in the departure area
  • Duty-free shops are available.
  • Smoking lounge
  • Valid visa is mandatory for the final destination/enroute country for transfers.


Minimum Connecting Time
International to international:1 hour and 30 minutes
International to domestic:1 hour and 30 minutes
Time zone difference:UTC time + 5 hours


Airport Transfer
  • Distance between the airport and  Malé City: 1 km/0.6 miles
  • Travellers can book seaplane, speedboat, or ferry to reach their resorts.
  • Taxis and buses are available in Malé and  Hulhumalé cities.
  • The domestic terminal is just a five-minute walk from the international terminal.
  • Seaplane terminal is 30 minutes away by car or bus. Check-in is done at the arrival area.


Airport Facilities
Enjoy a fuss-free journey with a wide range of services at the airport.
  • 24-hour medical and first-aid centre.
  • Restaurants are open from 05:00 to 23:30 hours.
  • Free wheelchairs. 
  • Paid left luggage facility.
  • Internet and Wi-Fi are available in the departure area.
  • Telecom cards, SIM cards, internet cards are available from 08:00 to 20:00 hours.
  • Ticket reconfirmations can be done only at Malé city or via agents and airlines.
  • Information counter is operational round the clock.


Check-in Counters
  • 24 international check-in counters in a single row
  • Resort kiosks, resort pavilions and representatives are available at arrival and exit for transfer facilitation.


Airport Lounge(International Terminal)

CityNameLocationAvailable forAccess toFacilitiesOperating Hours
Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA), Male City, MaldivesLeeli Lounge and Neeri Lounge
  • Leeli Lounge: International departure terminal, 1st floor, around duty-free area
  • Neeri Lounge: Pier area before gate 4 at international departure terminal, 1st floor
  • International departure travellers
  • VIPs
  • CIPs
  • The Maharajah Club (TMC)
  • Golden Edge Club (GEC) Members
  • Executive-class passengers

Leeli Lounge:

  • FIS (real-time flight information system)
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Television 
  • Soft drinks
  • Hot and cold food
  • Telephone access
  • Fax services 
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Hard-wired internet access
  • Access for travellers with disability

Neeri Lounge:

  • FIS (real-time flight information system)
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Television
  • Soft drinks 
  • Hot and cold food
  • Telephone access
  • Fax services
  • Wi-Fi access 
  • Hard-wired internet access
  • Access for travellers with disability
  • Leeli Lounge: 24 hours
  • Neeri Lounge: 24 hours