Maldivian (airline)

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Maldivian logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2000
Hubs Velana International Airport
Fleet size 23
Destinations 22
Company slogan Bridging the gap
Parent company Island Aviation Services
Headquarters Malé
Key people Ahmed Shafeeu (Chairman)
Abdul Haris (Managing Director)

Maldivian is the airline division of Island Aviation Services based in Malé, in the Maldives. It is the national airline of the Maldives. It operates international flights in addition to inter-island services. Its main base is Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.[1]


On 23 April 2009, the Government under a Presidential decree incorporated Island Aviation Services Limited as a limited liability Company, one hundred percent owned by the Government of Maldives. The airline began operations with three aircraft; a Bombardier Dash 8 Q200; and a Dornier 228, and served only domestic airports within the Maldives. The airline commenced its international flights on 26 January 2008 with scheduled flights to Thiruvananthapuram, India. On 25 August 2008, the airline division of Island Aviation Services was re-branded as Maldivian.[2]


Maldivian flies to the following destinations on scheduled domestic and international service as of July 2016:[3]

Maldivian Bombardier Dash Q8-300
Resorts Operated by - Maldivian Seaplane


The Maldivian fleet includes the following aircraft as of August 2017:[10]

Maldivian Air Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 1 14 138 152
Airbus A321-200 1 1 6 194 200
Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 2 0 37 37
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 7 1 0 50 50
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 12 1 0 15 15
Total 23 4


The first livery used by the airline (as Island Aviation) featured a wave pattern along the bottom of the fuselage along with 2 dolphins and 2 tuna fish. The logo was placed in the center of the tail. Along with the re-branding of Maldivian, a new livery was introduced. The new livery saw the removal of the wave pattern to a plain white fuselage, and the addition of a blue wave, with two dolphins jumping out of the water on the tail of the aircraft.

Other services[edit]

As of July 2016, Island Aviation Services provide the following services at all public airports of the Maldives.[11]

  • Aircraft Engineering Services
  • Ground Control
  • Flight Operations
  • Aerodrome Operation


Island Aviation Services operates 4 lounges in Maldives; Moonimaa lounge at Malé airport and Kashimaa lounges at both Hanimaadhoo and Dharavandhoo airports.[12][13]


  1. ^ "About Maldivian". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  2. ^ a b c d "Maldivian - Our Company". Airline Route. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Destinations Maldivian".
  4. ^ "Maldivian Adds Chengdu Service from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Media | 15th Jul 2013 | First flight to Chongqing China". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  6. ^ "Media | 7th Feb 2016 | First Flight to Fuzhou, China". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  7. ^ "Maldivian Plans to Start Wuhan Service from June 2014". Airline Route. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Media | 29th May 2015 | First Commercial Flight to Ifuru". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  9. ^ "Media | 8th Sep 2013 | First Commercial Flight to Thimarafushi". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  10. ^ "Maldivian (airline)'s Fleet". Maldivian official website. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  11. ^ "Island aviation, Maldivian".
  12. ^ "Lounge services".
  13. ^ "Inauguration of Kashimaa Lounge at Dharavandhoo Airport". Maldivian. Retrieved 16 January 2014.

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