President Abdulla Yameen has transferred the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority under the direct supervision of the Minister of Tourism Ahmed Adeeb.
Minister of National Defense and National Security Mohamed Nazim previously administered the authority.
On June 19, Yameen abolished the Ministry of Transport and Communication after dismissing Transport Minister Ibrahim Ameen.
Regional airports were brought under the administration of Tourism Ministry while the Transport Authority was brought under the Ministry of Economic Development. Ministry of Home Affairs will now administer the Communication Authority.