Addu International Airport has signed as Airport Partner for Southern Maldives Business EXPO 2019 to be held on 1- 3 August 2019 at Equator Village ( Blue Lagoon ).
The agreements was signed on yesterday ( 10th July ) at Equator Village . The agreement was signed by Ahmed Shafeeg , Manager Terminal Operations of Addu International Airport Ltd and Mohamed Shahid , Director Marketing of Titan Maldives.
First built by the Royal Navy, and transferred to the Royal Air Force as RAF Gan, it was a military airbase used during World War II and until 1976. The British handed it over to the government and it was used as a domestic airport. Recently the airport has been upgraded to international standards in preparation for international flights with the opening of tourist resorts in the area.
The airport was run by the Government of Maldives (GoM) with a human resource base consisting of civil servants along with technical assistance from Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) until January 2010. In June 2009 a public enterprise by the name of Gan Airport Company Limited (GACL) was established by H.E. President Mohamed Nasheed as part of GoM’s privatisation policy. GACL took over management of GIA in January 2010. A transitional stage followed with an administrative restructuring which also involved a formal transfer of existing civil servants into the company’s new organizational structure.
To promote tourism and other economic activity in the south a new venture was formed early in 2012 to further develop and expand GIA. A joint venture was formed between GACL, MACL and State Trading Organization Plc (STO). The new venture is Addu International Airport Pvt Ltd (AIA). Gan International Airport is now owned and managed by Addu International Airport Pvt Ltd.
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