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Gan International Airport Celebrating 80th Anniversary


The first aircraft to land at Gan International Airport (GAN) was a Royal Air Force (RAF)Westland Walrus biplane way back in 1943.


Gan International Airport has been in operation ever since and today is celebrating its 80th anniversary. A special ceremony was organized at GAN to mark the occasion.


The first British operated in GAN using the airport as a staging post for the RAF aircraft. After their departure from GAN, the airport remained unused for a brief period until it was repaired and reopened to be used as a civil airport.


Today national airline Maldivian and Sri Lankan Airlines operate scheduled flight services to GAN where as UAE carrier Flydubai is planning to launch flights mid-2023.


Additionally private jets operate in and out of GAN and Maldivian Aviation Academy’s (MAA) flying school is also based in GAN.

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