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The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It consists of1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts); archipelago with strategic location astride and along major sea lanes in Indian Ocean.  It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.

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May 3, 2017Mega Maldives Air has officially announced it suspended all commercial flight operations with effect from 02May 2017 [status change]

November 22, 2014

Air Cargo Maldives Status changed to 'Inactive' & both dates added (1992 - 1992)  [status change]

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Operating DatesStatus

Air Cargo Maldives   

1992 - 1992Inactive

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Air Equator   

2004 - 2006*Inactive

^ Comments : Air Equator was founded in 2003

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Air Maldives   

1974 - 2000Inactive

^ Comments : Air Maldives was founded on 01Oct1974 & started operations on 09Oct1974. It declared bankruptcy and stopped all operations in 2000

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Far East Airlines Maldives   

**** - ****Status?

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FlyMe (Villa Air)   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : FlyMe was launched on 14Mar2011 and began operations on 01Oct2011

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Hummingbird Island Airways   

1989 - 2001Renamed

^ Comments : Trans Maldivian Airways commenced operations as Hummingbird Island Airways on 30Jun1989

^ Genealogy : Hummingbird Island Airways >Trans Maldivian Airways

Inter Atoll Air   

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Island Aviation Services   

2000 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments : The airline division of Island Aviation Services was formed on 13Apr2000 & was rebranded as Maldivian on 25Aug2008

^ Genealogy : Island Aviation Services >Maldivian

Maldives Airways   

1984 - 1987Inactive

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Maldives International Airlines   

1977 - 1979*Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Maldives International Airlines >>Air Maldives

Maldivian   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments : The airline division of Island Aviation Services was formed on 13Apr2000 & was rebranded as Maldivian on 25Aug2008

^ Genealogy : Island Aviation Services >Maldivian

Maldivian Air Taxi   

1993 - dateActive

^ Comments : Maldivian Air Taxi started operations on 04Nov1993

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Mega Maldives (Mega Global Air)  updated in 2017

2011 - 2017Inactive

^ Comments : MEGA Maldives was established in 2010. It received an AOC on 22Dec2010, and its first domestic flight was from Malé to Gan on 28Dec2010. Mega Maldives Air has officially announced it suspended all commercial flight operations with effect from 02May 2017

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Ocean Air   

2001* - 2001*Inactive

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Seagull Airways   

**** - ****Status?

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SunExpress Airlines   

1999 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : SunExpress Airlines was formed in 1997 & offerred seaplane services between Male Airport and the outer islands of the Maldives

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Trans Maldivian Airways   

2001 - dateActive

^ Comments : Trans Maldivian Airways commenced operations as Hummingbird Island Airways on 30Jun1989

^ Genealogy : Hummingbird Island Airways >Trans Maldivian Airways

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