You are flying over the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the white sand Atolls of the Maldives Islands. Flying to your luxury tropical island in the Maldives by floatplane is the best airport transfer service you’re going to find anywhere in the World!
Delivering you from the International Airport at Male to your private island resort are a fleet of Twin Otter aircraft. Making small hops between islands, the floatplanes will load up with hotel guests and sequentially drop-off and pick-up passengers as they fly a loop between the International Airport.
However, the Maldives Air Taxi is only available for certain resorts which are furthest away from the Airport. Resorts in closest proximity with the Airport usually only offer a speedboat transfer, which is far cheaper than flying.
Male International Airport
All international flights to the Maldives will operate from Velana International Airport (Code MLE), also known as Male International Airport. From the United Kingdom, only British Airways offers a direct service from London Gatwick, which is seasonal – only in the winter. Middle Eastern airlines such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar provide flights from the UK with connections in the Middle East.
As an Airline Pilot, I’ve flown my passenger jet in here and the views across the Maldives are stunning. What’s the London to Maldives flight time? Around 10 hours depending on the strength of the jetstream winds.
Visitors will leave the International Airport and be directed to the Air Taxi terminal. At time of visiting, the baggage allowance for checked bags was only 20kg with excess payable on check-in. Your resort will most likely have a private lounge at the Air Taxi terminal to wait in before your flight.
Grab yourself a window seat in the Air Taxi which has 3 seats per row. Enjoy the views across the 26 beautiful Atolls which are home to around 1,190 individual islands.
A large number of coral islands in the Maldives are uninhabited or partially submerged. It’s the lowest country in the world with an average height above sea level of only 1.5 metres. It’s a country particularly at risk of rising sea levels.
Flying into Your Resort