Guess Who Came Home? The 7th Twin Otter Seaplane for Manta Air!

Manta Air might be a newbie in the local aviation industry, but they are definitely a game changer. Not only do they offer premium services to its passengers, they are also the pioneer of the first scheduled seaplane services in Maldives. The airline is committed to catering seamless, reliable and hospitable services on-board and is titled as the first five-star local airline.

The airline was pleased to welcome the newest addition to their seaplane fleet, the 7th Twin Otter to Velana International Airport, yesterday. The aircraft arrived from Canada, completing a total of a 16,000 kilometers journey. It is a manufacture of the British aerospace company, de Havilland which is set to carry the registration 8Q-RAE. This Twin Otter is painted with Nautilus Maldives livery.

Manta Air commenced its seaplane operations on 17th November 2019. Since the border reopening, the airline had begun seaplane operations in order to accommodate tourists travelling to local resorts whereas all other domestic routes currently remains suspended apart from flight operations to Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu Atoll. In this regard, the airline runs four flights a week from Velana International Airport to Dhaalu Airport.

In the light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the airline has magnified safety measures on-board in all their flights as instructed by the relevant authorities, so do not end up so conscious about your safety when travelling with Manta Air!