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Kadhdhoo Airport

Coordinates: 01°51′33″N 073°31′19″E / 1.85917°N 73.52194°E / 1.85917; 73.52194
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Kadhdhoo Airport

ކައްދޫ އެއަރޕޯޓް
Airport typePublic
OperatorMaldives Airports Co.
ServesHaddhunmathi Atoll, Maldives
LocationKadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll
Elevation AMSL4 ft / 1.2 m
Coordinates01°51′33″N 073°31′19″E / 1.85917°N 73.52194°E / 1.85917; 73.52194
KDO is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,220 4,003 Bituminous
Sources: Airport website,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Kadhdhoo Airport (Dhivehi: ކައްދޫ އެއަރޕޯޓް) (IATA: KDO, ICAO: VRMK) is a domestic airport located on the island of Kadhdhoo in Laamu Atoll, Maldives.[1][2] The airport is 3.7 km (2.0 NM) northeast of Fonadhoo.[1]


Excavation for the runway began on 11 January 1982, and the final layer of the runway was completed on 6 April 1986.

The project was initiated under the Government's budget alone, additional financial assistance was received from outside, notably from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ Fund (OPEC Fund). The length of the runway at Kadhdhoo airport was 762 meters long and 30 m wide.

When the Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom assumed office in 1978, some of the most pressing problems faced by the country were the immense difficulty involved in traveling between Malé and the outlying islands and the adverse effects in the Maldivian fishing industry due to illegal entry of foreign fishing vessels into the Maldivian territorial waters.

Kadhdhoo is situated halfway between the airport of Malé and Gan.


The airport resides at an elevation of 4 feet (1.2 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 03/21 with a bituminous surface measuring 1,220 by 30 metres (4,003 ft × 98 ft).[2] Airport apron is 105 m x 22 m. Short take-off and landing aircraft whose maximum weight does not exceed 5700 kg can be accommodated.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Flyme Dharavandhoo, Gan, Kaadedhdhoo, Kooddoo, Maamigili, Malé
Maldivian Gan, Kaadedhdhoo, Kooddoo, Malé


  1. ^ a b c "Kadhdhoo Domestic Airport: Facts". Maldives Airports Company Limited. Archived from the original on 18 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Airport information for VRMK[usurped] from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for KDO at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).

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