Visit Maldives, Manta Air to reignite Indian travel market with roadshow in Bengaluru

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) and Manta Air, in collaboration with key resorts within the Maldives, have announced an upcoming Explore Maldives Roadshow, set to take place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bengaluru on June 26, 2024. This exclusive event aims to attract more Indian tourists and provide invaluable networking opportunities […]


Manta Air targets wider audience with Bengaluru roadshow

Manta Air recently held a roadshow in Bengaluru, India, in partnership with InterGlobe Air Transport, their General Sales Agent (GSA) in the country. The event, held on March 18, 2024, aimed to introduce travel agents to Manta Air’s offerings and the benefits of flying directly to Dhaalu Airport in the Maldives. Over 60 travel agents […]

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Manta Air Appoints Villa Travels as Passenger Sales Agent

Manta Air, the Maldivian airline known for its reliable domestic flights and recent foray into international travel, has appointed Villa Travels as its official Passenger Sales Agent. This exciting partnership promises smoother connections and wider accessibility for travelers seeking to explore the Maldives’ stunning destinations. Manta Air offers travelers not only convenient connections between Maldivian […]

Manta Air Goes International: New International Route Connects Bangalore to Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives

Marking a significant milestone, Manta Air, the Maldives’ leading seaplane and domestic airline, has successfully launched its first international route, connecting Bangalore, India, with Dhaalu Airport in the Maldives. This historic flight, which took off on Friday, February 16th, opens up a new chapter for tourism in the Dhaalu Atoll and streamlines travel for Indian […]

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Record-breaking seaplane movements mark booming tourist season in Maldives

In a remarkable turn of events, Velana International Airport in the Maldives witnessed an unprecedented surge in seaplane movements last Tuesday, setting a new record for the highest number of flights in a single day. According to the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), a total of 649 seaplane movements were recorded on the second day […]

Manta Air to launch intl flights in Jan 2024 with India as debut route

Manta Air, the Maldives’ leading airline, has announced that it is starting direct flights from India to the tropical paradise of Maldives. The announcement took place at a prestigious event hosted at the chic Bang at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bangalore. In a move aimed at redefining air travel between India and the Maldives, the […]

Manta Air joins as Aviation Partner for Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2023

Hotelier Maldives, the leading tourism and hospitality publication in Maldives, today announced the signing of Manta Air, the five-star experience in the skies of the Maldives, as the exclusive Aviation Partner for the highly anticipated General Managers (GM) Forum 2023. The event is scheduled to take place on October 19, 2023, at Bandos Maldives, bringing […]

Manta Air – Travel short-haul in style

Manta Air began its operations in the Maldives earlier last year on February 24, to cater to the growing demand for domestic carriers shuttling tourists between the international airports and domestic airports scattered across the country. Today, Manta Air flies to and from Velana International Airport and the domestic airports in Dhaalu Atoll Kudahuvadhoo, Kooddoo […]

An Issue of Connectivity: Edward Alsford, Chief Operating Officer, Manta Air

Earlier this year, a fourth airline ‘Manta Air’ started its operations in the domestic sector. To enhance the operations, Manta Air has commenced its seaplane operations this November. In this fourth edition of the four-part series, we feature an exclusive interview with Edward Alsford, Chief Operating Officer, Manta Air. Hotelier Maldives: How do you believe […]