NewsDecember 4, 2023

TMA Achieves Global Acclaim as the World’s Leading Seaplane Operator at the World Travel Awards

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has been awarded the World’s Leading Seaplane Operator title at the 30th Annual World Travel Awards. Mr. A.U.M Fawzy, TMA’s CEO and Mr. Shubham Moondhara, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, proudly accepted the award on behalf of the airline at the Gala event held at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab on the 1st of December 2023. With travel and tourism industry professionals and guests voting to determine the winners in each category, the World Travel Awards are considered the ultimate mark of industry excellence.

Established in 1993, TMA has played a vital role in revolutionising the travel landscape of the Maldives, establishing point-to-point connectivity and providing crucial infrastructure support that has facilitated the development of resorts across the nation. As the Maldives continues to thrive as a premier destination and the number of lodges and tourist arrivals continues to grow, TMA remains committed to offering its partners increased Flexibility and a range of tailor-made services, positioning itself as an indispensable partner in the continued success of the Maldives as a globally renowned island holiday destination.


Beyond dominating Maldivian aviation, TMA has become a global behemoth, exemplifying unparalleled efficiency across the entire aviation industry. The world’s largest seaplane operator, not only by scale. TMA operates over 400 daily Vlights, extends its services to over 90 world-class resorts across 16 atolls, transports over a million passengers annually and operates a Vleet of 65 De Haviland Twin Otters. TMA’s expansion efforts over the last 30 years have been driven by a commitment to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry, ensuring that TMA is ready to meet the dynamic demands of partner resorts with agility and excellence. Notably, TMA has expanded its operations beyond the conventional seaplane zone, now reaching Laamu and Gaafu Alifu Atoll, ensuring more guests can explore every corner of the Maldivian paradise with unrivalled convenience.