Maldives Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Maldives Overflight Permits Procedures

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Maldives, as a nation, upholds its unique set of rules, regulations, and procedures when it comes to granting permits for aircraft intending to land or access its airspace. Whether you're overseeing a private flight, participating in general aviation, managing a charter or scheduled flight, or engaged in passenger or cargo transport, adherence to mandatory Prior Permission is imperative. The application process requires the thorough submission of comprehensive flight details and aircraft documents.

In alignment with the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority's Aeronautical Information Publication (Maldives AIP) and the designated air traffic routes in Maldives, any aircraft owner or operator planning to fly in Maldivesi airspace must apply for Maldives overflight clearance through the Air Transport Department at least 48 working hours before the scheduled flight departure. It's essential to include AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) in your flight plan, and for Maldives, only an overfly permit is necessary.

These terms would help you find more specific information regarding the rules and requirements for obtaining overflight permits in Maldives.

Required Details for Obtaining Maldives Overflight Permit Application

1 - Flight Schedule
2 - Entry / Exit Points with ATC Route
3 - Lead Passenger Details
4 - Consignee & Consigner Details for Cargo Flights
5 - Aircraft Documents [ AOC, COA, COI, CON, COR]

Permit Validity

- Maldives Overflight Permit is valid for +72 hours.

For those intending to execute a passenger flight landing or technical stop, the Maldives Airports Authority has specific regulations overseeing the issuance of Maldives Overflight Permits, often involving associated charges. These charges typically cover Route Navigation Facility Charges for overflight, as well as landing and parking fees for aircraft making stops.

Being a signatory to the Chicago Convention, Maldives requires strict compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) general rules for international air traffic. This encompasses adherence to regulations concerning the transport of troops, equipment, materials, and dangerous goods. For more comprehensive information, please reach out to us.

Aviation Regulations Maldives

Overflight Permits Category’s for Adhoc and Private

1 - Overflight Permits (Charter Passenger Flights)
2 - Overflight Permits (Private Passenger Flights)
3 - Overflight Permits (Non-Schedule Cargo Flights)

Overflight Permits Category’s for Block :

1 - Monthly Block Overflight Permits (For Scheduled and Non-schedule Airlines Flights)
2 - Seasonal Block Overflight Permits (Scheduled Commercial Airlines Flights)

Overflight Permit Charge's

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Flight Information Region In Maldives

Maldives Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)

1 - Male (VRMF) FIR

Maldives FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

West Bound Entry PointWest Bound Exit PointEast Bound Entry PointEast Bound Exit Point

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About Maldives | History - Geography

Maldives, in full Republic of Maldives, also called Maldives Islands, independent island country in the north-central Indian Ocean. It consists of a chain of about 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks (some 200 of which are inhabited), grouped in clusters, or atolls.

The islands extend more than 510 miles (820 km) from north to south and 80 miles (130 km) from east to west. The northernmost atoll is about 370 miles (600 km) south-southwest of the Indian mainland, and the central area, including the capital island of Male (Male’), is about 400 miles (645 km) southwest of Sri Lanka.

Maldives Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Maldives AIP

Procedures For Submission a Flight Plan

A flight plan shall be submitted in accordance with ICAO Annex 2, 3.3.1, and according to the procedures established in amendment 1 to the 15th edition of PANS-ATM, DOC 4444 prior to operating:

a) any IFR flight

b) any VFR flight

- departing from or destined for an aerodrome within a control zone.

- Operated along established ATS routes within the Male' FIR

- Across the FIR boundary, ie. international flights.

Time Of Submission

Except for repetitive flight plans, a flight plan shall be submitted at least 60 minutes prior to departure, taking into account the requirements of ATS units in the airspace along the route to be flown for timely information.

Time Of Submission

Flight plans shall be submitted at the Air Traffic Services Reporting Office. (ARO) if the departure aerodrome is Velana International Airport.

At all other aerodromes flight plans shall be submitted to the control tower.

VFR Flight Plan For Alerting Service Only

An alerting service is, in principle, provided to flights for which a flight plan has been submitted.

Contents And Form Of A Flight Plan

ICAO flight plan forms are available at Velana International Airport ARO and control towers at all other aerodromes. The instructions for completing those forms shall be followed.

Inclusion of FIR boundary estimates is required for all IFR and VFR international flights.

Operators intending to conduct operations on RNP routes are to file the appropriate flight plan suffixes in fields 10 and 18 in the ICAO flight plan form.

When a flight plan is submitted by telephone, teletype or telefax, the sequence of items in the flight plan form shall be strictly followed.

Adherence To ATS Route Structure

No flight plans shall be filed for routes deviating from the published ATS route structure unless prior permission has been obtained from the Maldivian ATS authorities.

Authorization For Special Flights

Flights of a specific character, such as survey flights, scientific research flights, etc.. may be exempted from the restrictions specified above. All such requests for exemption shall be forwarded to the Maldivian ATS Authorities at least six hours before commencing the intended operation.

Repetitive Flight Plan System

The procedures concerning the use of Repetitive Flight Plans (RPL) conform to ICAO Doc 7030 and the PANS-ATM, amendment1 to the15th edition.

RPL lists relating to flights in and to flights overflying the Male' FIR shall be submitted at least two weeks in advance by air mail to the following address:

Aeronautical Information Service Air Traffic Management, Maldives Airports Company. Ltd, Velana International Airport, Republic of Maldives.

RPL lists shall be replaced in their entity by new lists prior to the introduction of the summer and winter schedules.

Incidental Changes And Cancellation Of RPL

Incidental changes to and cancellation of RPL relating to departures from Velana International Airport shall be notified as early as possible and not later than 30 minutes before departure to the ARO at Old ATS Building, Mobile: (+960) 797 7803 or TEL: (+960) 333 7250 Incidental changes to and cancellations of RPL relating to departures from aerodromes other than Velana International Airport shall also be notified as early as possible to the ARO serving Velana International Airport.


When a specific flight intending to depart from Velana International Airport is likely to encounter a delay of thirty minutes or more in excess of the departure time stated in the RPL, the ARO shall be notified immediately. Delays relating to departures from all other aerodromes shall be notified to the relevant ATS unit serving those aerodromes.

Note:- Failure to comply with this procedure may result in the automatic cancellation of the RPL for that specific flight at one or more of the ATS units concerned.

ATS Messages

For a flight operated on an RPL, no flight plan message (FPL) will be transmitted. Departure messages (DEP) or Delay messages (DLA) relating to such flights will be transmitted to all relevant ATS units outside the Male' FIR.

Changes To The Submitted Flight Plan

All changes to a flight plan submitted for an IFR flight or a controlled VFR flight and significant changes to a flight plan submitted for an uncontrolled VFR flight shall be reported as soon as possible to the appropriate ATS unit. In the event of a delay in departure of 30 minutes or more for a flight for which a flight plan has been submitted, the flight plan shall be amended or a new flight plan shall be submitted as the old flight plan will be automatically cancelled.

Note. If a delay in departure (or cancellation) of an uncontrolled VFR flight is not properly reported, alerting or search and rescue action may be unnecessarily initiated when the flight fails to arrive at the destination aerodrome within 30 minutes after it's current ETA. Whenever a flight, for which a flight plan has been submitted, is cancelled, the appropriate ATS unit shall be informed immediately.

Changes to a current flight plan for controlled flight during flight shall be reported or requested, subject to the provisions in ICAO Annex 2, 3.6.2. (Adherence to flight plan). Significant changes to a flight plan for an uncontrolled VFR flight include changes in endurance or in the total number of persons on board and changes in time estimates of 30 minutes or more.

Arrival Report (Closing A Flight Plan)

A report of arrival shall be made at the earliest possible moment after landing to the airport office of the arrival aerodrome by any flight for which a flight plan has been submitted except when the arrival has been acknowledged by the local ATS unit. After landing at an aerodrome which is not the destination aerodrome (diversionary landing), the local ATS unit shall be specifically informed accordingly. In the absence of a local ATS unit at the aerodrome of diversionary landing, the pilot is responsible for passing the arrival report to the destination aerodrome. Arrival reports shall contain the following elements of information:

- Aircraft Identification

- Departure Aerodrome

- Destination Aerodrome

- Time Of Arrival

In the case of diversion, insert the "arrival aerodrome" between "destination aerodrome" and "time of arrival".

Addressing of Flight Plan Messages

Flight movement messages relating to traffic into or via the Male' FIR shall be addressed as stated below in order to warrant correct relay and delivery.

Note. Flight movement messages in this context comprise flight plan messages, amendment messages relating thereto and flight plan cancellation messages (ICAO PANS-ATM, Doc 4444, Chapter11 Para 11.2-1 refers)

Category Of Flight
(IFR, VFR or both)
Route - Into Or Via FIR and/or TMAMessage Address
All Flights (IFR/VFR)into or via Male’ FIR and, in addition, for flights:- within Male’ FIR, - into Male’ TMAVRMFZQZX VRMFZQZX VRMMZTZX VRMMZPZX VRMFZQZX VRMMZTZX VRMMZPZX
Unlawful Interference

The following procedures are intended for use by aircraft when unlawful interference occurs and the aircraft is unable to notify an ATS unit of this fact.


Unless conditions aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise, the pilot-in-command should attempt to continue flying on the assigned track and at the assigned cruising level at least until notification to an ATS unit is possible or the aircraft is within radar coverage.

When an aircraft subjected to an act of unlawful interference must depart from its assigned track or its assigned cruising level without being able to make radiotelephony contact with ATS, the pilot-in-command should, whenever possible:

a) Pttempt to broadcast warning on the VHF emergency frequency and other appropriate frequencies, unless conditions aboard the aircraft dictate otherwise. Other equipment such as on board transponders, data links, etc. should also be used when it is advantageous to do so and circumstances permit.

b) Proceed in accordance with applicable special procedures for in-flight contingencies, where such procedures have been established and promulgated in Doc 7030 - Regional Supplementary Procedures.

c) If no applicable regional procedures have been established, proceed at a level which differs from the cruising levels normally used for IFR flight in the area by 300 m (1000 ft) if above FL 290 or by 150 m (500 ft) if below FL290.

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