The country has two international airports: Gan International Airport on Gan Island and the Male International Airport in Hulhule Island. Smaller airports include the Hanimaadhoo Airport and the Kaadedhodhoo Airport.

Male International Airport (MIA) is the primary gateway to Maldives, serving all international and domestic flights. Male used to be the country's only international airport until Gan Airport was upgraded to international standards. At the moment, international flights in and out of the airport are not regular.

MIA opened in 1966 and is undergoing a major reconstruction. A new international terminal has been added and four more gates have been set up. Moreover, a new runway is nearing completion. But the biggest change is the linking of Hulhumale and Hulhule islands as part of the airport complex. A new regional airport has been built for all domestic flights near MIA.

Gan International Airport was built by the British Royal Nav. It was utilized as a military base from World War II until the 1970's. Because of growing tourism in Maldives, Gan Airport has been upgraded to handle international flights. GIA links Maldives with India, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and Oceania countries.

The Republic of Maldives is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean. The archipelago consists of 1,192 islets, 200 are inhabited. It is the smallest Asian country by land area and population. The country has the lowest maximum ground level in the world, rising only 2.3 meters from sea level.

Maldives has seven provinces each with administrative divisions for governance.