Originally built by the British as a staging post for its RAF during 1950s and was handed over to the Maldivian Government in 1976 with almost an equivalent of an ICAO code 4D air strip comprising of then state of the art equipment and facilities. In the National Development Plan of the early 1980s it was envisioned to develop Gan for International commercial operations through a two stage development plan. Addu International Airport Pvt Ltd established at the beginning of the year 2012 as a consortium of four parties, namely GoM, STO, MACL and KASA for the purpose of developing, managing and operating either on its own or by way of third party engagements, Gan Airport as an International Airport and develop any and all ancillary or related facilities in the same manner together with the airport.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Addu International Airport offers secure and ample apron parking for Private Jets. As well as the best priced and efficient fuelling services. The airport is currently undergoing an infrastructure upgrade in which the existing code 4D runway will be upgraded to 4E with major construction projects that include runway extension, resurfacing of existing old runway, building shoulders around the existing and extended runway. This project will change the location of runway thresholds at both Runway 10 and 28 that will also cause relocation of Approach Lights and creating new instrument approach charts. Presently as a result of the ongoing project the Runway Declared Distances are limited as follows without PAPIs and Approach Lights with Instrument Approach Procedures withdrawn.