Manta Air Begins Daily Charter Service to Hoarafushi Airport

Under agreement with JA Manafaru, Manta Air has started charter service to Hoarafushi Airport, and will be operating daily flights between Hoarafushi Airport and Velana International Airport.

The new service will be carried out on Manta Air’s newly introduced Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. The 18-seater aircraft comes with a high ceiling cabin that has a standing height at the aisle of the aircraft and it is also equipped with an air-conditioned cabin.


The Beechcraft 1900D is one of the fastest small aircraft currently available in the domestic market with speeds equivalent to that of the current ATR fleet in operation. In addition to the daily charters to Hoarafushi Airport, the Beechcraft 1900D will be available for private charter operations.

Mohamed Khaleel, CEO of Manta Air, said that they are “delighted to partner with JA Manafaru to commence our operations to Hoarafushi Airport”, and noted that they are “certain that the connectivity will not only benefit JA Manafaru, but will also bring opportunities for the residents of Hoarafushi and nearby islands as well as the businesses in the area.”


Yesterday the passengers of the inaugural flight were welcomed at Hoarafushi Airport with the traditional Maldivian Boduberu followed by a special ceremony organized by the Regional Airports Company and the Island Council.

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