Trans Maldivian Airways has welcomed a new aircraft on Sunday, expanding its fleet to 57 seaplanes.
“Today marks a special milestone in our journey, as we add our 57th aircraft to the fleet. We take this opportunity to thank our amazing #tmateam and #TMAPartners who’ve always been the core of our success story,” the airline said, in statement.
TMA had in September announced plans to add four additional seaplanes to its fleet, where they welcomed the first of the four in September, another two followed in December and the last one was added to the fleet just a week ago.
TMA is the oldest and, in many ways, one of the most experienced air transfer operator in the Maldives. It pioneered the use of aircraft to transport tourists to island-based resorts. In doing so, it has made a significant contribution to the development of tourism in the Maldives, which in turn has resulted in major benefits to the national economy.
TMA operates its own seaplane terminal at Velana International Airport with many exclusive resort lounges and a fleet of air-conditioned buses, VIP vehicles, baggage vehicles and many dedicated resort vehicles for intra-airport transfers. The doorstep delivery and pick up at the resorts are done at floating platforms, customized as resort airports. Trans Maldivian transports about 1 million passengers per year.