NewsNovember 15, 2023

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) Soars Steadfast with Arrival of 65th Aircraft

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), the world’s leading seaplane operator, celebrates a remarkable milestone with the arrival of its 65th aircraft. This addition to TMA’s impressive fleet underscores the airline’s commitment to innovation, service excellence, and continuous growth in the thriving Maldivian tourism industry.

TMA’s expansive & versatile fleet includes 11 Resort Branded Aircraft & 2 VIP ConBigured Aircraft, catering to its esteemed resort partners’ varying needs and service levels, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience for every traveller. As the most experienced airline for tourist transfers in the Maldives, TMA remains committed to a customer-centric approach. Collaborating with globally acclaimed brands in the hospitality landscape, TMA offers customized transfer solutions, providing travellers with an unforgettable start to their dream vacation in the Maldives and a bird’s eye view of the heavenly archipelago.


Celebrating 30 years of connecting paradise-bound travellers, TMA stands as a trailblazer that has revolutionized the travel landscape in the Maldives. Since introducing point-to-point connectivity in 1993, TMA has played a pivotal role in transforming the Maldives into a globally acclaimed island holiday destination. As the number of resorts increases, TMA is dedicated to providing partners with greater Flexibility and a range of tailored services, positioning itself as a vital partner in the growth and success of the Maldivian tourism industry.

Shubham Moondhara, TMA’s Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, remarked, “In welcoming our 65th aircraft, we are not just expanding our fleet; we are solidifying our commitment to providing unparalleled service, fostering innovation, and contributing to the continuous growth of the Maldivian tourism industry. This milestone reflects our dedication to setting new standards for seaplane excellence, ensuring that every journey with Trans Maldivian Airways is not just a Blight but an extraordinary experience. As we celebrate 30 years of connecting travellers to paradise, we remain steadfast in our mission to be the Gateway to Paradise for over a million passengers that travel with us every year, offering a seamless, personalized, and unforgettable journey.”

In 2023, TMA continues to be recognized as an industry leader, receiving prestigious awards such as “Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Transfer Provider (Air)” at the South Asian Travel Awards 2023 and “Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator” at the World Travel Awards 2023. Additionally, TMA is nominated for the “World’s Leading Seaplane Operator” at the World Travel Awards 2023 for the 10th consecutive year, showcasing its unwavering commitment to excellence.

Trans Maldivian Airways looks forward to exciting prospects, anticipating further growth, and continuing to be the Gateway to Paradise for travellers seeking the ultimate Maldivian experience.