NewsJanuary 22, 2020

Trans Maldivian Airways Welcomes 56th Seaplane to its Fleet

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) continues to expand with another addition to its seaplane fleet today, making a total of 56 seaplanes under its umbrella.

Taking pride in being one of the largest seaplane operators in the world, TMA transfers tourists to over 60 resorts spread out through the Maldives archipelago. Furthermore, in December 2019, TMA had brought out 2 seaplanes at once.


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.