Direct Sea Plane Experience at Amari Havodda Maldives!
A luxury private island resort located in one of the most pristine atolls in the southern part of the Maldives, Amari Havodda Maldives recently made history in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll by being the first resort to sample direct seaplane connection from the airport. Prior to this service, guests who visit Amari Havodda Maldives and the other nearby resorts are to arrive and depart by domestic flight to and from Velana International Airport and Kaadhedhoo Domestic Airport, followed by a 10-minute speedboat transfer.
The first seaplane journey started in early December as part of a familiarization visit by 10 travel industry professionals from the UK, organized in partnership with SriLankan Airlines. Following a memorable stay in paradise, the members of this visit enjoyed the rare opportunity of being part of the inaugural 35-minute seaplane flight directly from Amari Havodda Maldives to Gan International Airport (GAN). This was a specially organized schedule by Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) for Amari Havodda Maldives.
This new sea plane service follows the recently inaugurated service by Sri Lankan Airlines as the first international carrier to Gan International Airport with four flights a week between Gan Island and Colombo.
The General Manager for Amari Havodda Maldives, Christoph Leonhard said “Amari Havodda Maldives offers a location, setting and experience which is unparalleled, and we are extremely delighted to be the first resort to offer this trial seaplane service only weeks after the Sri Lankan Airlines’ announcement as the only international carrier to service Gan,”
He also mentioned that “Providing seaplane transfers to Gan as a complement to our domestic flight arrangement via Kaadhedhoo, and offering our guests additional travel options, will be one of our top priorities for next year as we work with the relevant partners on developing a regular seaplane service. No matter where our guests are coming from, they can be assured of a more seamless connection in the near future, which means more time exploring the magic of our island and experiencing true paradise,”