Flyme Takes Flight
Maldives Promotion House – Villa Group has commenced the operation of Villa Air and Villa Airport Maamigili. The first Flyme flight carried some 16 tourists, Chairman of Villa Group Gasim Ibrahim and some members of his family, from Villa Airport Maamigili to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.
As part of its commercial service Villa Air will initially commence service between Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and Villa Airport Maamigili. However Villa has confirmed plans for domestic flights to Gan International Airports and Kaadedhoo Airport in the future.
“I hope to start international flights someday. But there are many obstacles that need to be dealt with before we can take such a step,” Gasim said.
According to Villa, the airport allows night flights while private jets can also be parked at the airport. While airfares have not been revealed yet, Villa plans to make 10 flights between Villa Airport Maamigili and Ibrahim Nasir International Airport today.
Villa Airport Maamigili is equipped with a full aerodrome comprising of a 1,800 meter long runway equipped with industry standard runway lighting system to facilitate landing and take-off in low visibility and at night. Villa has also acquired two aircraft for domestic flights, from Verona, Italy and can carry 46 passengers. Pilots and civil engineers have also begun working at the airport.
Villa Airport Maamigili is an airport developed by Villa Shipping and Trading Company Pvt. Ltd. Villa Air Private Limited is a company affiliated to Villa Group and is also the operator of Villa Airport Maamigili and Flyme Service.