Island Aviation Service (IAS) has revealed that they will be implementing eco-friendly measures.
Speaking in the ceremony held in the seaplane terminal at Velana International Airport to mark World Environment Day, IAS Media Coordinator Ali Nashaath Hameed said they will be implementing four strategies.
As such, Maldivian’s seaplane terminal and seaplane hangars are to be completely powered by solar energy. Nashaath said that surveys to this nature are underway and that the practical aspects of this will begin next year. Additionally, all Maldivian planes will be equipped with paper papers instead of plastic ones.
Nashaath also announced that the carrier will be switching to LED lights in the next year.
IAS further noted that they are currently researching on the viability of a recycling program to tackle the use of plastics in their corporate offices. Once implemented, Nashaath noted that collection points will be created in various parts.
Maldivian is owned by IAS and is the national airline of the country. Maldivian is the leading domestic carrier in the Maldives, operating to India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China from its main hub at Velana International Airport. Maldivian is also the only operator in the country who offer both seaplane and wheel base flights in Maldives.
The nation’s carrier today operates daily frequent flights to 11 airports within the country and offers competitive air transfers to all resorts in the Maldives.