NewsJune 27, 2020

Maldivian Wins Airline Reliability Award 2019

The national airline, Maldivian has won the Airline Reliability Award 2019 by De Havilland Canada.

The Award recognizes operators of Dash 8 Series turboprops who achieve the highest rates of dispatch reliability.


Maldivian won the award for Oceania category in the Dash 8-100/200/300 aircraft program.

This year, as global communities cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recipient airlines were congratulated during virtual meetings with De Havilland Canada’s Chief Operating Officer, Todd Young and Vice President, Customer Services and Support, Amod Kelkar.

“Our Airline Reliability Awards showcase the outstanding collaborative relationships between our operators, suppliers and De Havilland Canada’s teams. We therefore heartily congratulate our eight Award recipients, whose high rates of dispatch reliability exemplify the very best of these collaborations,” said Mr. Young.

Maldivian is the airline division of Island Aviation Services Ltd and the national carrier of Maldives. The airline consists a fleet of Dash8-200 and 300 series aircrafts, airbuses and DHC-6 Twin Otter aircrafts. Maldivian operates to all airports in the country and also flies to Trivandrum and Chennai in India and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

In 2013, Maldivian started flights to Chongqing, China to cater to the demands of the resorts and the Chinese market. Wuhan, a second point in China was added to the network in July 2014. Additional three points, Xi’an, Nanjing and Changsha was added to the Maldivian network in 2015 and a sixth point Chengdu was added in July 2016.

Maldivian’s seaplane operations began in July 2014 and they fly to Baa, Thaa and Dhaalu Atoll.