MACL announces discounts for tourist counters, airline offices

Photo shows an employee of Velana International Airport assisting tourists at an information counter. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Airports Company Limited has announced discounts for airline offices operating at Velana International Airport.

The discounts are extended to engineering offices, storage offices, telecom outlets. MACL said that as the major international hub of the country, it wanted to provide convenience and easements to airlines which are the reason behind the success of the company.

The rent reductions are extended to airline offices, tourist service counters as well as pavilions. 

Airline offices, airline engineering offices, and storage space, as well as other office space and telecom outlets, would be provided a 50 percent reduction of rent starting from March and to July 15. A 25 percent reduction would be provided from July 15 to October 15. 

Similar reductions of 50 percent are provided for tourist representative counters from March to July 15. Discounts of 25 percent is provided for resort pavilions rent from July 16 to October 25. A credit note is to be provided by MACL to any payments already made. 

MACL has previously announced reductions in fees for airlines that operate to the Maldives. All international airlines operating to the main international airport Velana International Airport are entitled to the discount.

They include discounts from ground handling, Navigation, and Parking charges levied on airlines which will be distributed into three stages and last until March 26, 2021.