Manta Air

Manta Air's third seaplane to arrive on Tuesday

  • The new domestic airline brought its first seaplane on October 2, a second one arrived ten days later
  • It began operations seven months prior, in February 2019.
  • Manta Air intends to bring a total of 10 seaplanes, with seven to be brought before the end of 2019

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 Oct 27 | Sun 14:35 1,707 business

Manta Air plane - Manta Air

Manta Air is to add a third seaplane to its fleet this month.

The seaplane is to arrive in the Maldives on Tuesday.

The new domestic airline brought its first seaplane on October 2, while a second one was brought 10 days later on October 12. These are DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes, with a 15-passenger capacity including luggage space.

Each plane will be operated by two pilots.

As the airline continues work to launch seaplane services this November, its chief marketing officer Ahmed Maumoon said that a fixed schedule will be released to better services.

Manta Air intends to bring a total of 10 seaplanes, with seven to be brought before the end of 2019.

The domestic airline began operations seven months prior, in February 2019. It currently operates three ATR 72-600 to Dharavandhoo Airport in Baa atoll and Kudahuvadhoo Airport in Dhaalu.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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