TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION                           
        1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Aircraft Movement at Male' International Airport                            
Total Number of International Flights 1,650 7,055 7,710 8,570 8,994 9,245 7,690 7,691 8,703 9,176 11,046 9,125 10,470 12,645 13,297
  Scheduled Flights   1,102 5,825 6,284 6,850 7,210 7,418 5,973 6,296 7,474 7,609 9,074 7,400 8,114 9,414 9,993
  Chartered Flights   412 836 970 1241 1334 1267 1200 770 596 922 1123 742         1,073 1325 1163
  Non Scheduled Flights 136 394 456 479 450 560 517 625 633 645 849 983 1,283 1,906 2,141
Passenger Movement of International Flights                              
  Arrivals     217,953 372,349 400,300 447,823 468,766 512,077 539,208 530,434 557,459 636,377 711,388 513,796 734,733 833,436 857,991
  Departures   217,841 374,491 403,668 443,311 474,737 518,931 534,580 533,985 552,311 635,150 721,508 501,025 723,758 824,592 837,237
  Direct Transit   78,146 97,665 110,016 103,594 143,979 182,269 47,872 77,689 156,274 120,884 143,791 147,434 113,854 124,453 116,245
Passenger Movement of Domestic Flights                              
  Arrivals     12,496 114,043 121,591 137,120 169,116 230,160 292,036 288,768 280,507 285,565 321,022 258,476 355,015 398,430 418,002
  Departures   21,860 108,930 117,815 141,618 176,885 236,391 283,279 275,904 276,453 276,528 307,322 260,897 361,191 411,112 427,335
  Direct Transit   - - - - - - - - - - 16 462 - 53 -
Registered  Vehicles / Vessels                              
Sea Transport                                   
  Number of Yacht Dhoni 61 196 206 217 232 230 238            244            198            203               62               80               88 101 113
  Number of Launches   649 502 566 639 698 727 797            848            930         1,030            914         1,035         1,210 1,428 1,682
  Number of Boats   297 182 222 245 199 284 296            319            342            355            335            367            416 456 480
Land Transport                                  
  Number of Motor Cars 623 679 787 967 1,172 1,545 1,860 1,937 1,361 1_/ 1,507 1_/ 1,773 1_/ 2,082         2,372 2727 3002
  Number of Motor Cycles/Auto Cycles 2,943 4,848 5,319 6,087 7,542 9,394 10,880 12,647 8,889 1_/ 11,484 1_/ 14,517 1_/ 18311 1_/  22113 1_/  26,777 31,414
Phone Calls ( '000 minutes)                                
International telephone calls   1,491 3,785 4,688 5,207 5,991 6,651 7,173 7,862 7,016 7,170 7,870 8,909       12,037 26,991    120,991 *
National telephone calls    NA     134,699    131,818    161,215    191,741    213,958    225,889    254,436    224,885    201,065    191,069    151,155    123,281    122,725       95,124
Mobile calls     NA NA NA 1,376 6,927 8,330 35,603 21,549 35,134 33,741 60,492 136,256    216,318 219,839   969,281 * 
Phone lines                                   
Fixed telephone lines     6,241 13,869 15,172 17,967 19,985 22,179 24,432 27,242 28,651 30,056 31,503 32,296       32,181 33,063 46,925
Pay phones             481 579 577 723 769 854 873 860 751 732 714
Mobile phone lines             1,606 2,776 8,387 18,433 41,899 66,466 113,246 153,393 271,053 313,539 435,627
   Post-paid                  1,606      2,776      8,387     11,537     12,274     13,277     16,374     19,485     29,038     29,479     55,282
   Pre-paid             - - - 6,896 29,625 53,189 96,872 133,908    242,015 284,060 380,345
* Considerable inclrease in 2008 mobile & international minutes as call minutes from pre-paid phones were not included in previous years