NewsOctober 10, 2019

The wait is over! The first Manta Seaplane is here!

Manta Air, the five-star experience in the skies of the Maldives, welcomed its first seaplane today.

The DHC-6 Twin Otter which arrived today is the first of ten seaplanes Manta Air is bringing in as it prepares to start it’s seaplane operations, with the next aircraft due to arrive on 10th October. Manta Air plans to start the first seaplane flights in November.


Manta Air officials highlighted that its seaplane operations will set a new benchmark for the seaplane service standards in the Maldives as it follows the high standards already set by the Manta Air’s domestic ATR operations.

All of Manta Air’s DHC-6 Twin Otters are coming fitted with the latest technology Garmin G950 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck avionics combined with weather radar. Garmin G950 equipment includes dual-core modern processing power, providing the crew with immediate access to flight plan data and weather radar information.

“At Manta Air, we strive to provide the best service to our customers. We believe there is a need to invest in the latest technology and not rely on the obsolete legacy navigation systems to make our service as customer-centric as possible. This is why we invested in G950 and the latest aviation software. This upgrade removes 100s feet of cable from the cockpit and makes the aircraft lighter, reduces maintenance costs and provides our crews with enhanced capabilities to increase the dispatch reliability of our service” said Edward, COO of Manta Air.

Ahmed Maumoon, CMO of Manta Air said “Our aim from day one has always been to make a significant difference in how our customers experience air travel in the Maldives. We will be starting with a fixed schedule, advanced booking capabilities and for the first time in the Maldives, we will make the seaplane service reliable to all our passengers which will operate on a fixed schedule dedicated to on-time performance. And we want to keep pushing these boundaries and to keep improving our service. Our customers will have guaranteed seats the moment the booking is confirmed with exact flight timings, thus removing all uncertainties for passengers travelling to their destinations on seaplanes.”

The arrival of Manta Air has already been a game-changer in the domestic aviation industry, removing the fears of flight uncertainty for passengers flying in the Maldives, and setting new standards in service excellence along the way with pre-published schedules and a tailored approach to provide an amazing experience to all passengers.
“The overwhelming support of the public has been a driving force for us. And we would like to assure everyone that we would keep on expanding our services so that everyone can enjoy their tropical way to fly!”, said Maumoon