Domestic Transfers in Maldives
Q: What is a domestic transfers in Maldives?
A: A internal transfer using a plane flying from Male Velana Airport domestic terminal.
But what does this mean for you? Domestic transfers are generally used as part of your journey to reach your island resort when the resorts are quite a distance from your arrival airport. A domestic transfer in Maldives is usually cheaper than a seaplane transfers. They operate just like any other domestic flight does in other countries.
A plane will fly you to another Maldives airport and from there you take a short speedboat journey to reach your holiday island resort. Boat trips are often only 10 -20 minutes. Domestic flights are also generally the slowest option when it comes to your transfer, this is because seaplanes have priority on take-off and landing.
The domestic terminal is just short walk (about 4-5 min) from the international terminal at Male Velana Airport. Domestic flights can operate through the day and night, and may occasionally stop off at other islands en route to your destination. Villa Air flyme also operate domestic transfers and fly to Dharavandhoo and Maamigili Domestic Airports. Seaplane transfer stop at sunset, so a domestic transfer works well if your plane is scheduled to arrive late in the day after sunset. Gates close approximately 1.5 hours before departure. A domestic aircraft holds between 35-60 passengers. There are not many facilities once through security, so I would recommend leaving going through until as late as possible. Always allowing for queues at security.
At Mainly Maldives we make sure the transfers are included with your holiday, so you do not have to worry about this. Maldives Domestic Aircraft Transfer operates at a total of 16 regional airports. The schedules are from Male Velana Airport to domestic airports, there are very few times to travel from one regional airport to another, unless it is with a private charter. If staying at 2 resorts you will need to transfer back to Male Velana and then out again to your second resort.
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