Best Island Airport Fall 2018

Approved by @DeerCrusher

Hello Everyone!

So what about Best Island Aiport?

  • Best Island Airport get choosen by 10 user who have randomly picked and the winner get to be featured for one season. Which mean I post every 3 month (Every season).
  • You could learn about of these selected airport and fly over beautiful scenery.
  • If you want to vote the next best island airport, PM me and you may get to vote.

Anyway, let begin the series.

Velana International Airport

IATA: MLE
ICAO: VRMM

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Velana International Airport, also known as Malé International Airport, previously known as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Velana International Airport is the main international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, close by the capital island Malé. It is well connected with major airports around the world, mostly serving as the main gateway into the Maldives for tourists. It is managed financially and administratively by an independent corporate entity known as Maldives Airport Company Limited (MACL).

History:

The airport first started out as a small strip of land on the then inhabited island of Hulhulé. Hulhulé Airport was opened on 19 October 1960. The first runway built on Hulhulé was made of slotted steel sheets. The size of this runway were 75ft x 3,000ft (23m x 914m).

In May 1964, the government and the people of Malé worked together to construct a new asphalt runway. The four districts to Malé completed for the prize money of 1,000 rufiyaa, awarded to the fastest district. The new runway was opened on 12 April 1966 at 16:00 by President Ibrahim Nasir. Later some time on 11 November 1981, the airport was officially inaugurated under a new name of “Malé International Airport”.

Facilities

The airport is at an elevation of 6 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt runway designated 18/36 measuring 148ft x 10,499ft (45m x 3,200m). The adjacent waterdrome which serves the large seaplane operations at Velana has 4 water runways. The airport has 3 terminals, they are the international Terminal, the Domestic Terminal and the waterdome Seaplane Terminal.

Airlines and Destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air India Bengaluru, Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur-International
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa (begins 1 November 2018) Rome-Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing-Capital
British Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
China Eastern Airlines Colombo, Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong
Condor Frankfurt
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: ZĂĽrich
Emirates Colombo, Dubai-International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Flyme Dharavandhoo, Maamigili
GoAir Delhi, Mumbai
IndiGo Bengaluru (Begins 15 Nov. 2018), Kochi (begins 15 Nov. 2018), Mumbai (begins 16 Nov. 2018)
Hainan Airlines Seasonal: Beijing-Capital
Hong Kong Airlines Seasonal: Hong Kong
Korean Air Colombo, Seoul-Incheon
Lanmei Airlines Siem Reap
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt
Maldivian Varies of Destinations
Neos Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Verona-Villafranca
Qatar Airways Doha
Saudia Riyadh, Jeddah, Colombo
Scoot Singapore
Shanghai Airlines Seasonal: Shanghai-Pudong
Sichuan Airlines Seasonal: Chengdu
SilkAir Singapore
Singapore Singapore
SpiceJet Kochi
SriLankan Airlines Colombo
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-AtatĂĽrk

SriLankan Airline is the largest foreign carrier into the Maldives with over 35 flights a week.

Incidents and Accidents

On 18 October 1995, an Air Maldives Dornier 228 abruptly turned right, left the runway, struck the seawall and somersaulted into the adjacent lagoon while landing.

On 15 August 1996, A Hummingbird Helicopters MIL Mi-8P lost control after takeoff due to the non-availability of hydraulic pressure. Only 4 people received minor injuries.

On 17 May 2004, a Trans Maldivian Airways, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 collided with seawall of runway 18 after experiencing problems taking off from the seaplane base. Both pilots and one passenger were seriously injured in the accident.

Route:

Route Aircraft Time FPL
VRMH - VRMM - VRMK - VRMT - VRMG Any Depends how fast you are VRMH 637N/7305E 502N/7258E 421N/7332E 358N/7332E VRMM 247N/7323E 156N/7333E 146N/7328E VRMK 32N/7259E 23N/7301E VRMT 17N/7302E 12N/7312E 17S/7325E 35S/7314E 40S/7313E 41S/7313E VRMG
VABB - VRMM Airbus A320 GoAir 2hrs 29m VABB 1905N/7256E 1853N/7259E 1840N/7253E ERVIS 1658N/7203E POMAN ANODA POXOD 645N/7310E 519N/7322E KAGUM 401N/7336E 401N/7334E RAXON VRMM
WSSS - VRMM Airbus A330-300 4hrs 10m WSSS TOPOM DOKTA DOGRA 101N/10358E ABVIP ADMIM ASUNA 054N/10251E TAROS PKU BIRAS KAGAS DOLEM MABIX NISOK OBDAL 327N/8535E EGODU RUXER UBKIN SABDI 402N/7534E GOKAM 357N/7343E 357N/7332E VRMM
VRMM - OMDB Boeing 777-300ER 3hrs 45m VRMM 418N/7332E LELEM 525N/7235E BIBGO ESMIT GOLEM DONSA BOLUR KITAL GOLNI TAVKO 2137N/5918E EMURU TOLDA GIDAN ITURA 2342N/5755E 2407N/5715E OMDB

Route Picture:

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Details:

Airport Type: Government of Maldives
Operator: Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL)
Serves: Malé
Location: Hulhulé
Hub for:

  1. Maldivian
  2. Trans Maldivian Airways

Elevation AMSL: 6ft (2m)
Coordinates: 04°11′30″N 073°31′44″E
Website: http://www.macl.aero/

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Winter is coming on February!

There will be changes how the thread will look in the next season. As well, I might add 2 more person to be selected to choose which airport.

Keep out for Winter in February!

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