Island Aviation Services Limited (IASL) has revealed that the temporary fuel farm in Maafaru International Airport will begin services in January 2023.
Speaking to PSM News, General Manager at IASL Mumthaz Ali said the temporary fuel farm being developed at Maafaru airport will have a capacity of 400,000 litres and that the tanks have been transferred to Maafaru, Noonu Atoll. He noted that a large amount of private jets land at the airport and operators have complained of the lack of fuel. He added that the temporary fuel farm will solve this issue. IASL plans to develop a larger permanent fuel farm at the airport.
Maafaru airport was opened for scheduled flights in late 2019 and was reclassified into Maafaru International Airport in July 2020. The airport has a 2,200m long and 40m wide runway designed to handle the largest aircraft in operation including the Airbus A380 superjumbo jets. The airport has developed facilities for direct international flights and has the largest runway after Velana International Airport (VIA) and Gan International Airport (GIA).