Manta Air prepares for international flights


Manta Air has begun preparations to launch international flights, starting with India.

Mohamed Halee, CEO of Manta Air, told state media PSM that the airline is now preparing to launch flights to international sectors, and the first international destination will be India. He noted final approvals are pending from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation, adding that other destinations will be introduced if the Indian market serves beneficial.

Manta Air has also been licensed to fly to Sri Lanka as well. Manta Air revealed it will continue to build capacity as it launches international flights. Manta Air currently operates three ATR aircraft and a Beechcraft for domestic flights and 11 seaplanes are in its fleet.

Manta Air was officially launched on November 22, 2018, and flights officially commenced on February 24, 2019. Manta Air currently operates scheduled flights to three airports in the Maldives which include Dhaalu Airport, Dharavandhoo Airport, and Gan International Airport. The airline launched charter flights to Hoarafushi Airport on September 5 under an agreement with JA Manafaru Maldives Resort.