Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE)

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Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE)
AddressHulhulé Island, 22000, Maldives
Telephone332 2211.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Maldives Time: GMT/UTC +5
LocationMalé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is located on Hulhulé Island, about 2.5km (1.5 miles) northeast of Malé in the Maldives.
Airport codeMLE
Airport newsIn 2011, the airport was renamed in honour of Ibrahim Nasir, the second President of the Maldives.
Car rentalCar hire is not available at the airport.
Public transport and taxisSeaplane: Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways (tel: 330 5201; www.transmaldivian.com – they share the same website) are seaplane operators offering transfers between Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and their various destinations in the Maldives.
Ferry: A 24-hour ferry service provides transfers from Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport to Malé city (journey time: approximately 10 minutes; fare MRf10) or to various resort islands in the area. Taxis are available from the ferry terminal in Malé.
Car parkingThere is no car parking at Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.
Information and help desksThe airport information desk (tel: 332 3506) is located in the departures area of the terminal. A tourist information counter is available in the arrivals area of the terminal.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: A branch of the Bank of Maldives is located by the exit in the arrivals area. It offers a foreign currency exchange service and an ATM.
Communications: A post office is located near the entrance to the departures hall. International and local phone calls can be made from the cash and credit card phones in the terminal building. Wireless internet access is available, but for those who do not have wireless connectivity there are internet stations and laptop connections at the Chiraagu Airport Cyber Café.
Food: Excellent restaurants and self-service cafeterias are located on the ground and first floors of the passenger terminal. There is another restaurant outside the terminal building.
Shopping: The duty-free shops on the first floor (departures area) offer a wide range of goods such as cigarettes, alcohol, perfumes, cosmetics, books, stationery, clothing, toys, electronics, confectionery, flowers and souvenirs. Souvenir shops are located in the departure and transit lounges. A flower shop is situated opposite the post office.
Luggage: A 24-hour lost and found counter (tel: 331 5366) can be found in the security office in the departures lounge. Luggage trolleys are provided free of charge, a 24-hour baggage storage is available in Arrivals.
Other facilities: A healthcare centre for first aid and minor emergencies is available within the terminal building. The airport's pharmacy is located just outside the first aid office, next to the Bank of Maldives airport branch.A special care service is available for expectant mothers and newly born babies. An outdoor children's play park and a play area in the transit area are available.There is a prayer room on the first floor of the departure terminal, while two fully air-conditioned mosques are located a short walk from the terminal building.There are also shower rooms for use by travellers.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are two Plaza Premium (tel: 333 7335/ 7348) business lounges in the departures area. These are equipped with satellite TV, internet access, telephones and a fax machines and offer refreshments. Meeting and conference rooms are available at the nearby Hulhulé Island Hotel (tel: 333 0888; www.hih.com.mv).
Disabled facilitiesLifts and toilets in the airport are adapted to meet the needs of people with physical disabilities. Wheelchairs are available upon request.
Airport hotelsThere is one hotel near Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, on Hulhulé Island about five minutes' drive from the airport terminal. Numerous other options are available in Malé.

Hulhulé Island Hotel
Linked to the airport by a complimentary shuttle service, this beachside hotel has 136 rooms, each with Indian Ocean views. The resort provides a good range of restaurants and bars, a spa and various meeting and function rooms.
Hulhulé Island
Malé, Maldives
Tel: 333 0888.
Web: www.hih.com.mv

Nasandhura Palace Hotel
Located by the airport ferry jetty on Malé island, the Nasandhura Palace has been fully refurbished, and offers both rooms and suites, along with a 24-hour restaurant and extensive meetings and events facilities.
Boduthakurufaanu Magu
Malé, Maldives
Tel: 333 8844.
Web: www.nasandhurapalace.com

Crystal Beach Inn
Another option on Hulhumalé island is the smaller Crystal Beach Inn, 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. As its name suggests it is a beach property, and guests can partake in a range of water sports organised by the hotel.
Hulhumalé, Kelaa Magu
Malé, Maldives
Tel: 335 0700.
Web: crystalbeachinn.com
Full airport nameMalé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport
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