NewsAugust 17, 2022

Manta Air Introduces Beechcraft 1900D to Fleet for the First Time

Manta Air has introduced a Beechcraft aircraft to its fleet for the first time ever.

The Beechcraft 1900D, the newest addition to Manta Air’s fleet, landed at Velana International Airport on Monday.


Beechcraft 1900D is a 19-seater aircraft, larger than a seaplane. It is a product of Beechcraft by Textron Aviation, an American aviation company.

According to local news media, the aircraft will initially undergo a testing phase. If the testing phase is proven a success, additional Beechcrafts will be acquired by Manta for its regional operations.

Manta Air stated that this new aircraft will provide more opportunities in the development of Maldives’ local aviation sector.