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Gan International Airport
ގަން އިންޓަނޭޝަނަލް އެއަރޕޯރޓް
IATA: GAN – ICAO: VRMG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Gan Airport Company Ltd.
Serves Gan (Addu Atoll), Maldives
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 00°41′36″S 073°09′20″E / 0.69333°S 73.15556°E / -0.69333; 73.15556
Website www.GanAirport.aero
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,650 8,694 Concrete
Source: DAFIF

Gan International Airport (IATA: GAN, ICAO: VRMG) is located on the island of Gan in Addu Atoll (also known as Seenu Atoll) in the Maldives.

First built by the British Royal Navy, and transferred to the Royal Air Force as RAF Gan, it was a military airbase used during World War II and until the 1970s. The British handed it over to the government and it was used as a domestic airport. Recently the airport has been upgraded to international standards in preparation for international flights with the opening of tourist resorts in the area.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 6 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with a concrete surface measuring 2,650 by 45 metres (8,694 × 148 ft).

Airlines and destinations

  • Blue Panorama (Milan-Malpensa)
  • Maldivian (Malé, Kaadedhoo)
  • Trans Maldivian Airways (Malé, Kaadedhoo) (operations suspended)


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General Info
Country Maldives
ICAO ID VRMG
Time UTC+5
Latitude -0.693342
00° 41' 36.03" S
Longitude 73.155644
073° 09' 20.32" E
Elevation 6 feet
2 meters
Magnetic Variation 005° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Atoll I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
GAN TWR 119.1


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 8694 x 148 feet
2650 x 45 meters
CONCRETE. 053RBYU NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME GAN GAN ISLAND 081X 113.4 At Field -
NDB GN GAN ISLAND - 317 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.


Remarks
FUEL (NC-A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 0230-0930Z. PPR for non-sked tfc.



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