Velana International Airport has been nominated for the “World’s leading airport” in the World Travel Award. Velana International Airport was nominated for this award along with 22 other high class airports from around the world.
Amongst other airports nominated to this award includes last year’s winner Singapore’s Changi International Airport. Velana International Airport was also nominated for the “Indian Ocean’s leading airport” in the World Travel Awards.
During the course of President Yameen’s administration, the development of the airport was given high priority with massive development projects awarded to local and international firms. A total of MVR 13.5 billion was spent on developing the Velana International Airport.