Kooddoo Airport Opens
Maldives Promotion House – President Mohamed Waheed opened Kooddoo Airport in Gaafu Alifu Atoll. People of the atoll made a colorful welcome to the first flight with cultural entertainment.
Kooddoo is 45 minutes Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé and national carrier Maldivian airlines will fly twice daily from Malé to Kooddoo.
The airport was developed by Bonvests Holdings Ltd, a leading property development company from Singapore. Bonvests Holdings owns the The Residence Maldives resort and they are currently developing another resort in Dhigurah island, both resort are just few minutes from Kooddoo airport. Construction of the airport was completed by KHA Resorts & Hotels in seven months.
Kooddoo airport is the eighth airport to open in Maldives including two international airports. This will ease access to local islands and resorts in Gaafu Alifu atoll. Previously islands in Gaafu Alifu Atoll could only reached by flying to Kaadedhoo Airport in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and another boat ride.