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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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November 22, 2014

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

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

Air Cargo Maldives

1992 - 1992Inactive

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Air Equator

2004 - 2006*Inactive

^ Comments : Air Equator was founded in 2003

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Air Maldives

1974 - 2000Inactive

^ Comments : Air Maldives was founded on 01Oct1974 & started operations on 09Oct1974. It declared bankruptcy and stopped all operations in 2000

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Far East Airlines Maldives

**** - ****Status?

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FlyMe (Villa Air)

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : FlyMe was launched on 14Mar2011 and began operations on 01Oct2011

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Hummingbird Island Airways

1989 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : Trans Maldivian Airways commenced operations as Hummingbird Island Airways on 30Jun1989

^ Genealogy : Hummingbird Island Airways >Trans Maldivian Airways

Inter Atoll Air

**** - ****Status?

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Island Aviation Services

2000 - 2008Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Island Aviation Services >Maldivian

Maldives Airways

1984 - 1987Inactive

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Maldives International Airlines

1977 - 1979*Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Maldives International Airlines >>Air Maldives

Maldivian

2008 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Island Aviation Services >Maldivian

Maldivian Air Taxi

1993 - dateActive

^ Comments : Maldivian Air Taxi started operations on 04Nov1993

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Mega Maldives (Mega Global Air)

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : 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

**** - ****Status?

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SunExpress Airlines

1999 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : 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

^ Comments : Trans Maldivian Airways commenced operations as Hummingbird Island Airways on 30Jun1989

^ Genealogy : Hummingbird Island Airways >Trans Maldivian Airways

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