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| You cannot avoid Male airport if you are travelling to the Maldives. Not modern at all by any standards. They were making a modern terminal, but the new Govt. stopped the process for reasons best known to them. The terminal is old but manages. No aerobridges, you have to walk from the aircraft to the terminal and same for reverse. The terminal itself is clean. Immigration is fast and efficient both ways. Customs is also fast and they let you out fast. But once you're out of the customs, then there is no airconditioning and the terminal is quite warm. Plenty of seats but very few overhead fans. A few food stores, like Burger King and other restaurants, but very expensive. Water costs $1 and above for a 500ml. bottle, but there is also a water fountain near the exit, so if you have an empty bottle, you can refill it. They don't allow you to enter the checkin area till just before 3 hrs. of your flight, so if you arrive early then you have to sit in the outside area with only a few fans. Baggage storage is available for $5 a bag for 24 hrs. Toilets are there but not very clean. No free wifi, since you have to provide a local phone number to get a passcode to use the wifi. After checkin, the inside terminal is pretty much small, but a few charging points and a few internet terminals are provided for free use.