The first edition of “VIA Maldives” was launched on 5th November 2018 in Maldives, along with WTM (World Trade Market) in London. The event held in the Maldives took place at Maamahi Executive Lounge in Velana International Airport, and the magazine was launched by Mr. Adil Moosa, Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company Limited & Mr. Adeel Ismail, CEO of Think Associates Pvt. Ltd. Concurrently, the magazine was launched at WTM in London by Mr. Ahmed Shiaan, Ambassador of UK/Belgium and the European Union. The launch included the website and social media of the magazine as well.
The magazine includes information about the Maldives and Velana International Airport with dedicated sections on news & highlights, VIA passenger facilities, and information about selected atolls, resorts & guest house islands.
As Velana International Airport provides access to over 4.4 million passengers annually, this magazine will open an excellent platform for advertising and destination marketing. The magazine will be available via Kiosks placed at prime locations of the airport.
Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) awarded Think Advertising the right to develop and publish the official magazine of Velana International Airport, “VIA Maldives” on 01st February 2018. Velana International Airport “VIA” is the primary Airport of the Maldives since 12th April 1966. Managed and Operated by Maldives Airports Company Limited, VIA has been serving as the gateway to the Maldives for over 52 years. At present, VIA connects over 35 international destinations via over 30 international airlines including major hubs in Europe, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Far East.
Formed in 2005, Think Advertising is one of the leading advertising and events management company in the Maldives serving a major clientele. Think Advertising has published the Trans Maldivian in-flight magazine for the past 8 years, and in addition, published two editions of the Maldivian in flight magazine “Vara”.