Maldivian domestic airline, Manta Air, has launched commercial seaplane operations.
The service was inaugurated on Sunday at a special ceremony held at the airline's seaplane terminal by by Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL)'s Acting Managing Director Moosa Solih.
As such, the airline plans to procure a total of ten seaplanes for its operations, but only three seaplanes have been procured so far, with the latest seaplane arriving on October 29th 2019.
The airline revealed that efforts are being made to acquire the remaining seven seaplanes by the end of the year.
Many believe the inclusion of seaplane operations of Manta Air will increase the demand for domestic flights and provides more variety in convenient options for locals to travel.
In addition to Manta Air, domestic flights are offered by the country's National Airline, Maldivian, and FlyMe.