Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has stated that the controls on jet fuel sales will not affect the flight operations.
Speaking at a press conference held by MACL and State Trading Organisation (STO), Deputy Managing Director Ibrahim Thoha said MACL’s fuel capacity is 13 million litres and that the company needs more fuel due to the high amount of flight traffic currently experienced at Velana International Airport (VIA). He, however, said that the company will be able to manage until the arrival of the new fuel shipment.
Furthermore, Thoha noted that the unavailability of jet fuel from Colombo, Sri Lanka, has resulted in more fuel usage at VIA. He said it was a challenge but that MACL is assisting the airlines in a controlled manner and that all flights landing at VIA are being provided with fuel in controlled quantities.
STO recently stated it was necessary to increase the price of diesel over the fluctuations in global prices in order to provide customers with diesel without interruption.