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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.

Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 Air Cargo Maldives

**** - ****     Status?  

 Air Equator

2004 - 2006* -- : EQU   Inactive  

 Air Maldives

1974 - 1994   >Air Maldives Renamed  

 Air Maldives

1994 - 2001*   Air Maldives Inactive  

 Far East Airlines Maldives

**** - ****     Status?  

 FlyMe (Villa Air)

2011 - date VP : VQI   Active  

 Hummingbird Island Airways

1989 - 1997*   >Trans Maldivian Airways Renamed  

 Inter Atoll Air

**** - ****     Status?  

 Island Aviation Services

2000 - 2008 Q2 : DQA >Maldivian Renamed  

 Maldives Air Services

1989 - 1994   >Air Maldives Renamed  

 Maldives Airways

1984 - 1987 MQ : ---   Inactive  

 Maldives International Airlines

1977 - 1979* FZ : --- >Air Maldives Renamed  

 Maldivian

2008 - date Q2 : DQA Maldivian Active  

 Maldivian Air Taxi

1993 - date     Active  

 Mega Maldives (Mega Global Air)

2011 - date 5M : MEG   Active  

 Ocean Air

2001* - 2001*     Inactive  

 Seagull Airways

**** - ****     Status?  

 SunExpress Airlines

1999 - 2001     Inactive  

 Trans Maldivian Airways

1997* - date -- : TMW Trans Maldivian Airways Active  

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