Means of transport to reach the resorts
There are three ways to reach the resorts from Hulhule airport. The boat, the seaplane and the domestic flight.
The Speed boat is used for the transfer to the resorts in Male atoll and to the resorts in North Ari atoll, Rasdhoo atoll and Felidhoo atoll. The speed boat generally carries about 24 people. To reach the resorts Kuramathi, Maayafushi, Alimathŕ and Dhiggiri is used a bigger boat.
The seaplane is usually used when the transfer by speedboat is very long. It is not possible to use the seaplane for transfers to the resorts located in Male. There are two companies of seaplanes in Maldives. Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways. The two companies of seaplanes have merged into an investment company called Blackstone. The time of the transfer depends on how the links are organized by the companies . Before the departure it could be possible to wait only half an hour, but sometimes even up to two hours. The waiting time could be extended in case of weather problems or delays of flights. The seaplane flies only when there is light. The flights by sea plane depart from 6 am to 5.30 pm. There are no problems about arrivals to Hulhule and departures from Hulhule of international flights in the morning. Regarding the flights that arrive in the afternoon, it could be necessary, in case of flight delay or weather problems, to stay overnight in Male. The seaplane will take you to the airport in the afternoon to take flights, that depart from Hulhule in the evening.
Trans Maldivian Airways
Tel: 00960 3305201 - Fax: 00960 3305173