Maldives airport undergoes further transformation

The Maldives’ Velana International Airport, renamed from Male International Airport earlier this year, has now deployed Amadeus’ airport management solutions in anticipation of an increase in number of travellers and to future-proof its business.

The changes come after years of growth that anchored tourism as the Maldives’ main economic contributor, with the airport today serving 2.6 million passengers and over 35 scheduled and chartered carriers annually.

Velena International Airport in the Maldives Velana rolls out Amadeus airport management solutions

Adil Moosa, managing director, Maldives Airports Company Limited, said: “The recent change in our name to Velana International Airport signifies new beginnings, with new infrastructure developments for the future and we’ve started by transforming our technology and processes with Amadeus.

“With the increasing flow of visitors to the Maldives, it was becoming a strain to maintain efficiency and deliver quality experiences due to numerous manual processes.”

Through the partnership, Velana has deployed Amadeus Airport Operational Database (AODB), to host, manage, and disseminate complex flight-related information. Amadeus AODB provides complete visibility of flight schedules up to 365 days ahead to forecast passenger and baggage demand. Velana has also implemented Amadeus Airport Fixed Resource Management Solution which allows the airport to determine the best resource allocation against its flight schedule.

Together, the two solutions enable the airport to accurately plan an optimised management of its resources far in advance. Velana will be able to make data-driven decisions for precise resource allocation, resulting in better slot adherence and increased on-time performance, according to a press release.

Moosa commented that since implementing the solutions, the airport is already seeing cost savings, reduced delays, and healthier profit margins.

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