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The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It consists of1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts); archipelago with strategic location astride and along major sea lanes in Indian Ocean.  It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.

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22 November 2014

Air Cargo Maldives Status changed to 'Inactive' & both dates added (1992 - 1992) update
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Air Cargo Maldives

1992 - 1992Inactive

 

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Air Equator

2004 - 2006*Inactive

Air Equator was founded in 2003

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Air Maldives

1974 - 2000Inactive

Air Maldives was founded on 01Oct1974 & started ops the same year. It declared bankruptcy and stopped all operations in 2000

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Far East Airlines Maldives

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FlyMe (Villa Air)

2011 - dateActive

FlyMe was launched on 14Mar2011 and began operations on 01Oct2011

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Hummingbird Island Airways

1989 - 2001Renamed

Trans Maldivian Airways commenced operations as Hummingbird Island Airways on 30Jun1989

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Inter Atoll Air

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Island Aviation Services

2000 - 2008Renamed

The airline division of Island Aviation Services was formed on 13Apr2000 & was rebranded as Maldivian on 25Aug2008

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Maldives Airways

1984 - 1987Inactive

 

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Maldives International Airlines

1977 - 1979*Renamed

 

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Maldivian

2008 - dateActive

the airline division of Island Aviation Services was formed on 13Apr2000 & was rebranded as Maldivian on 25Aug2008

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Maldivian Air Taxi

1993 - dateActive

Maldivian Air Taxi started operations on 04Nov1993

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Mega Maldives (Mega Global Air)

2011 - dateActive

MEGA Maldives was established in 2010. It rececived an AOC on 22Dec2010, and its first domestic flight was from Malé to Gan on 28Dec2010

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Ocean Air

2001* - 2001*Inactive

 

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Seagull Airways

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SunExpress Airlines

1999 - 2001Inactive

SunExpress Airlines was formed in 1997 & offerred seaplane services between Male Airport and the outer islands of the Maldives

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Trans Maldivian Airways

2001 - dateActive

Trans Maldivian Airways commenced operations as Hummingbird Island Airways on 30Jun1989

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