Trans Maldivian Airways Expands Fleet for High Season

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has added a fifty-ninth aircraft to its fleet of De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otters this Friday, just in time for the peak tourist season starting this October.

Trans Maldivian Airways is the largest seaplane operator in the world, and has been expanding its fleet in line with the exponential growth of tourist arrivals and new resort developments in the Maldives. The seaplane operator has added three new aircrafts since Maldives opened up its borders post-covid.

As per the airline, TMA is committed to continuously grow and improve its services to cater to the growing demand, whilst offering its resort partners greater flexibility. The airline is expected to extend its services to a million passengers by the end of 2022, and is set conclude the year with a fleet of 60 aircrafts.

As the oldest and most experienced tourist transport provider in the Maldives, TMA has been the preferred way to connect guests from Velana International Airport to over 80 resorts across 14 atolls, since 1989.

The World’s Largest Seaplane Operator has recently relocated its seaplane operations to Noovilu Seaplane Terminal, operated by Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL). The new, state-of-the-art facility holds twice as many seaplanes as TMA’s old seaplane base, and is designed to increase the efficiency of the seaplane operations, as well as improve the overall guest experience and the perception of seaplanes as a mode of transfer.

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