We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

What’s through departures at Male airport?

UK
Level Contributor
16 posts
14 reviews
Save Topic
What’s through departures at Male airport?

Arriving about 4 hours early for our 23:00 flight out of Male. Can anyone tell me what facilities there are once you’re through security/departures, please?

7 replies to this topic
London, United...
Level Contributor
359 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: What’s through departures at Male airport?

Last time we were there in 2016 there was a duty free shopping area plus souvenirs, a coffee bar and another place that did basic hot food. That’s about it. Never had a problem finding a seat.

England, United...
Destination Expert
for Maldives
Level Contributor
8,788 posts
26 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: What’s through departures at Male airport?

Hi

A few shops and duty free.restaurants including a burger king style restaurant. It's small but there is enough to keep you occupied.

Somerset, United...
Level Contributor
530 posts
142 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: What’s through departures at Male airport?

Passed through Sunday morning for 11am EK flight. Long check in queues (for us slumming it in Economy!) and again for passports and security checks. Seem to be a bit of building/refurb work going on near the coffee shop place at far end (long queues again as that was the only place selling bottled water @ $1) next to Burger King. Very few seats available but more seating downstairs by gates 1-6.

Luggage is screened on arrival into departures but as checkin desks only open about 2.5 hours before departure you may have to wait outside until then but you can get a drink and something to eat there.

Also noticed that they now screen all hand luggage on arrival after you pass through immigration before luggage collection prob to check for any banned duty free alcohol!

Northumberland...
Level Contributor
3,247 posts
45 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: What’s through departures at Male airport?

Each time I have flown out of Male they haven’t allowed anyone into the terminal until three hours before departure.

UK
Level Contributor
16 posts
14 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: What’s through departures at Male airport?

Thanks for all the replies.

Folkestone, United...
Destination Expert
for Southern Ari Atoll, Maldives
Level Contributor
2,875 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: What’s through departures at Male airport?

Hi

The airport closes when the main earlier flights have finished in the evening as there are then only a few late flights it only opens again a couple of hours before they start departing

Regards

Doug

england
Level Contributor
5,840 posts
120 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: What’s through departures at Male airport?

There is an airconditioned lounge you can stay in, for a fee, at the terminal that deals with internal flights. Decent wifi there - slower than the airport (apparently) but we didnt use it in the airport as they wanted email and mobile number and you'd probably get spam forever. They bring out hot food (around 7.30 I think) and have tea coffee, soft drinks. Not convinced its worth the money but it was OK.

There was a burger king open and several shops that looked open. Didnt look in any as we had tickets for the lounge but I think you'd find somewhere to sit.

Reply to: What’s through departures at Male airport?
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted