The latest in Maldivian domestic airlines, Manta Air will be flying in their first batch of seaplanes to the island nation by 10 October 2019.
The airline made the announcement on Friday, 04 October stating that two DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes will take off from Calgary, Canada at 03:00hrs. The planes will be traveling a 16,000 km distance making seven stops en-route before making their landing in Maldives.
The Chief Executive Officer of Manta Air, Mr Mohamed Khaleel spoke about the notable expansion, stating “this is another significant milestone in the young life of Manta Air,” before going on to add that the airline’s “seaplanes are now on their way and very soon we hope to be offering our customers another amazing experience with the same exceptional service they have come to expect from our domestic operation.”
While the first batch of seaplanes are expected to make their landing on the aforementioned date, three additional seaplanes of the same make and model are expected to arrive by late October. The airline’s target will be increasing their seaplane fleet by a total of 10 by end of 2019.
The Manta Air’s current flight operations include regular flights to Dhaalu and Dharavandhoo Airports. The airline operates the ATR 72-600 which are the first in their class with improved and customized leg-room.
Since inception, the airline’s primary aim has been to establish itself as an industry game-changer and eliminate flight uncertainty for domestic travelers; which is a major concern among them. Manta Air aims to counter this with pre-published schedules and a tailored approach in ensuring a satisfying experience for passengers.
The airline will be following the same standards and practices of their domestic operations with regards to the seaplane flight operations.