National airline announces fleet expansion

  • Maldivian is currently working to bring in three new Dash8 aircraft
  • These aircraft will be operational by November
  • Maldivian also announced plans to bring in five new seaplanes

K. Male' | Shan Anees | 10-October-2017 | Tuesday 09:48 | twitter | Business | 791

An airbus operated by Maldivian lands after initiating routes to Hangzhou, China -- Photo by: Rizna Zareer

The national airline has announced its decision to add three new aircraft to its fleet and another next year.

The Maldivian’s parent company said that it is currently working to bring in three new Dash8 airraft, which will be operational by November.

Island Aviation Services further revealed that it is to bring in another aircraft of the same series in early 2018.

These smaller aircraft, in comparison to the airline’s airbuses, will be used for domestic flights, said Abdulla Haris, the managing director of Island Aviation Services.

Maldivian also announced plans to bring in five new amphibious aircraft, to be used as seaplanes. One of the twin otters will start flying next month, while the other will be operational within the next year. 

The airline had brought in a twin otter earlier this year as well, which started flying in April. 

The fleet currently consists of two airbuses, seven Dash8-300 aircraft, two Dash8-200 aircraft, and 9 twin otter aircraft. 



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