Kaadedhdhoo Airport was signed over to Villa Air in a ceremony held today at the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. The signing was attended by the Chairman of Villa Air Qasim Ibrahim, Managing Director Abdulla Nashid, and the newly-appointed General Manager of Kaadedhdhoo Airport Ahmed Habeeb.
Villa Air intends to improve the standard of services for locals and tourists passing through the domestic airport. Additionally, the company hopes to facilitate growth for nearby resorts and guesthouses. Resorts within the Gaafu Dhaal and Gaaf Alifu Atoll include Raffles Maldives, Amari Havodda Maldives, Robinson Maldives, Konotta Maldives, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa, Mercure Maldives Koodoo, Ayada Maldives, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi and Dhigurah.
With plans for renovations and the transfer of resources already underway, the company will begin operations at Kaadedhdhoo Airport this year. Furthermore, the company will develop Kaadedhdhoo Airport to international airport standards over the course of the next seven years as per the agreement signed today.
Kaadedhdhoo Airport opened on 10th December 1993, is a domestic airport located in the Gaafu Dhaal Atoll. The airport is 3.7 kilometres south of the atoll’s capital, Thinadhoo.