Police says Sinamale’ bridge will be closed for the opening ceremony of the newly built runway at Velana International Airport (VIA).
The opening ceremony of the new runway is scheduled to take place from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
The new runway is developed to accommodate the landing of the biggest aircrafts currently used in the world; the A380 aircraft.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etihad Ariways’ Airbus A380 will be landing at VIA with the Maldivian national football team. VNews understands the flight will be captained by a Maldivian pilot.
According to Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), the airbus will make a round trip 1000 feet above Male’ before landing.