Opened in late 2011, Villa Airport located in South Ari Atoll, Maldives, was fully designed by Gedor, including the engineering and physical planning of the aerodrome.

An ICAO code 3C airport 30m wide and 1800m long, the airport is fitted with full night landing capabilities (in instrument meteorological conditions) and capable of receiving aircraft equivalent to ATR 72 and Bombardier 8Q400 series as well as a wide spectrum of business jets.

In full compliance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, this aerodrome is constructed on predominantly reclaimed land. A small part of the aerodrome where the terminal and some other buildings are located, is on the existing beach of Maamigili. The reclaimed land is contained by means of a rubble-mound sea wall.

Based on even the highest forecast in aircraft movements, the large parking apron can accommodate several commuter aircraft along with parking requirements of business jets serving the many resorts in close proximity.

The Passenger Terminal Building is designed for a peak hour throughput of approximately 300 passengers, with all modern amenities, including a shopping area and restaurants. A transitional terminal is currently in operation pending completion of the main terminal.

Other facilities include a category 5 fire fighting facility and a large maintenance hangar.

Scope of Gedor: architect, civil engineer, MEP engineer, quantity surveyor, construction supervision