Maafaru Airport records 136 jet landings in December

Maafaru International Airport. (Photo/Island Aviation)

N. Maafaru International Airport has recorded 136 jet landings so far in December.

Maafaru International Airport’s General Manager Mumthaz Ali said that they saw the most number of jet landings on December 24 – being twenty.

He further noted that 10 jets will be landing at the airport per day on average until January 10.

Maafaru International Airport is the second busiest airport in the Maldives. Subsequent to multiple high-end resorts being situated at Noonu Atoll, Maafaru International Airport sees a lot of jet landings.

Many wealthy people travel to the Maldives during the peak season for their holidays. The amount further hikes in conjunction with the Christmas and new year holidays.

In December, four to five jets landed at Maafaru International Airport per day on an average.

Most arriving via jets to Maafaru International Airport are tourists who are headed to the resorts in Noonu Atoll. Most resorts near Maafaru International Airport are currently at full capacity.

Maafaru International Airport was developed with USD 60 million in funding from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and is designed to accommodate Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircrafts. Its runway is 2,200-meters long and 40-meters wide. The airport also consists of a terminal and a lounge.