New cargo terminal at Velana International Airport opens
President Mohamed Muizzu officially inaugurated the new cargo terminal at the Velana International Airport on Monday.
Vice President Hussain Mohamed Latheef and senior government officials also attended the opening ceremony of the new cargo terminal held at Velana International Airport.
Following the inauguration of the new terminal, the President carried out inspections.
The President recently announced a development megaproject to expand Velana International Airport to accommodate 25 million tourists annually.
A component of the development project at Velana International Airport was the construction of a new cargo terminal. This cargo terminal has the capacity to service three times more cargo compared to the previous facility. Likewise, with the new cargo terminal’s construction, the capacity of the previous terminal, which was 50,000 tonnes, will increase to a total of 120,000 tonnes of cargo service per year.
This new cargo terminal equips environmentally friendly vehicles with more updated amenities. A three-story office building with 55 office spaces for airlines and brokers is also located at the new cargo terminal.