Trans Maldivian Airways adds a new aircraft to its fleet
Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has introduced an aircraft to its existing fleet, adding up to a total of 46 aircrafts.
The additional aircraft, a De Havilland DHC-6 Series 300, arrived yesterday (21st March) at Velana International Airport. It has reached Maldives after completing its journey from Calgary City, Canada.
The expansion of Trans Maldivian Airways comes as a result of the growth in tourist arrivals and increasing bed capacity with the new resorts opening in the Maldives. According to the ministry of tourism about 20 resorts are scheduled to open in 2017. Further plans have been discussed to bring more aircrafts during the course of the year. This course of action is so that the growth in tourist arrivals can be catered and the increasing demands of specific charter request could be met.
TMA is one of the four airlines in the Maldives and your gateway to paradise! With the world’s largest seaplane fleet, TMA’s excellent services caters travellers journeys from Velana International Airport to the island destination. Maldives offers some of the most breathtaking aerial views in the world. All flights taken over the pearl-necklace islets of Maldives offers extravagant sceneries.
Last year, TMA operated over 120,000 flights. This includes administering the transfer of approximately a million passengers inclusive of 80,000 residents.
With this latest addition to the TMA’s fleet, the prominent airline company has further strengthened their position as the world’s largest seaplane operator.
The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, currently marketed as the Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter, is a Canadian 19-passenger Short Takeoff and Landing utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada and currently produced by Viking Air.