The Maldives Airports Company Limited has said that two companies would move into the newly-developed seaplane terminal at Velana International Airport.
Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) and Manta will be moving into the new terminal, and the work of moving is currently underway.
Maldivian, the national airline, will not be moving its seaplane services to the newly-developed terminal.
The work of the new seaplane terminal had been carried out by the Beijing Urban Construction Group. The handing over of the terminal to the MACL had been reported by China’s Xinhua News Agency.
Each floor of the new terminal has 7,000 square feet, and the terminal has the capacity to house 4 seaplane operators.
The lagoon by the terminal has the capacity for 100 seaplanes to be serviced.
The sea plane terminal had been developed as part of a massive development project for VIA initiated by former President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayyoom. The terminal had been built to improve the state of domestic travel in light of the project increase of tourist arrivals to 7 million per year.