Following a recent agreement with the Finance Ministry, the Regional Airports Company officially took charge of the Magoodhoo Airport.
The airport was constructed by Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) with a total investment of MVR 200 million and was initially designed with a 1200-metre runway. Recent adjustments have extended the runway to 1800 metres in alignment with the direction of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
According to the Regional Airports Company, essential structures such as the fire building and the passenger terminal have been completed, focusing now on finalising the remaining tasks. Provisions for a jet parking area and a jet fuel farm are integrated into the development, both expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.
In addition to aviation facilities, the project includes the establishment of a hotel catering to jet crew members. The Regional Airports Company is optimistic that the airport could commence operations in January of the following year, barring unforeseen delays.
Furthermore, the Regional Airports Company has affirmed that the airport project in Meemu Atoll, Muli, is progressing on schedule and is expected to be completed, becoming operational in the first quarter of the upcoming year.