Velana International Airport, the island airport which served 4.4 million passengers in 2017, has embarked on the largest development project in the history of the Maldives. The developments will include a new international passenger terminal building designed to cater for over 7.5 million passengers annually and a code-F runway which can now accommodate the airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft in operation today. The airport will also open a cargo terminal complex with a capacity to handle 120,000 tons of air cargo annually and a fuel farm with capacity to hold 45,000 cubic meters of Jet A1 fuel plus a state-of-the-art fuel hydrant system. Furthermore, the airport will welcome a new seaplane terminal with 63 docks, which can be expanded up to 80, and a VIP/CIP terminal with passenger screening, baggage screening, baggage handling services and dedicated lounges, boarding gates and airline check-in counters. This transformation will increase the passenger handling capacity and improve operational efficiency of the airport, enabling it to accommodate increased passenger traffic.