Flights fly high in new year

Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) has registered a significant increase in international flights since the new year.

According to Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), last Monday January 2 ranked as the highest air-traffic day with 95 flights, up from the previous single-day record of 89.

In addition to international flights 53 domestic flights, 379 sea planes and 11 other flights used the Maldives’ air space on January 2, bringing the daily air transit total to 538 flights, Haveeru reports.

MACL has said that the rise in air traffic is expected during this time of year, but added that it is causing some difficulties and delays, Haveeru reports.

MACL is working with GMR to resolve any complications.