Virtually all visitors arrive at Malé International Airport (IATA: MLE), located on the island of Hulhulé next to the capital Male. The airport is served by a large number of flights to China, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai and major airports in Southeast Asia, as well as an increasing number of charter flights from Europe. Many flights make a stopover in Colombo (Sri Lanka) en route.
Gan Airport (IATA: GAN) on Addu’s southern atoll also offers an international flight to Milan several times a week.
The departure tax is included in your ticket.
British Airways now flies direct from London Gatwick to Male in winter (October to March). There are no direct flights from London Heathrow, but it is possible to get an indirect flight via, for example, India or the UAE.
Singapore Airlines flies daily direct from Singapore to Male, with late night flights.
There are no regular passenger boats to the Maldives. Even yachts tend to stay away as navigating around the reefs is dangerous and permits are expensive.