Maamigili Airport 95 percent complete: Gasim

Chairman of the Villa Group and Maamigili MP Gasim Ibrahim revealed in an interview with newspaper Haveeru yesterday that the airport under construction on his home island is now 95 percent complete and flights should be able to land in the next 15 days.

While the newly-formed Villa Airlines’ first plane arrived in the Maldives yesterday, the airline is set to begin operations when the Maamigili airport is ready for business.

At last month’s unveiling ceremony for the Villa ‘Fly me’ airline, Managing Director Rilwan Shareef explained that the company will begin operations with a 46-seat aircraft, which will fly to Villa resorts such as Sun Island and Holiday Island Resort.