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Manta Air’s first seaplanes to arrive in Maldives

Mariyam Malsa
04 October 2019, MVT 13:19
Manta Air’s DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes in Calgary, Canada. PHOTO: MANTA AIR
Mariyam Malsa
04 October 2019, MVT 13:19

Domestic airline Manta Air, on Friday, announced that its first seaplanes are scheduled to arrive in Maldives on October 10.

Manta Air officials revealed that two DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes will take off from Calgary, Canada, at 0300 hrs, embarking on a 16,000-kilometre journey with seven stops en-route before landing in Maldives.

“This is another significant milestone in the young life of Manta Air", stated Manta Air’s CEO Mohamed Khaleel.

"Our seaplanes are now on their way and very soon we hope to be offering our customers another amazing experience with the same exceptional service they have come to expect from our domestic operation”.

While three additional DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes are scheduled to arrive later in October, Manta Air aims to possess a total fleet of 10 seaplanes in Maldives by the end of 2019.

Currently, the airline operates three ATR 72-600 to Dhaalu Airport and Dharavandhoo Airport.

Manta Air aims to establish itself as a game-changer in the domestic aviation industry by removing fears of flight uncertainty for passengers flying in Maldives, setting high standards of service excellence with pre-published schedules and a tailored approach to ensure a satisfying experience to all passengers.

Concerning seaplane transfers, Manta Air intends to adhere to the same standards set for domestic operations by introducing a fixed operating schedule, with passengers being guaranteed seats upon confirmation of bookings, thereby removing another uncertainty for seaplane travellers.

“We have designed our service specifically with customers in mind, to relieve pain points and make domestic travel enjoyable and effortless. Our aim is to give the best of Manta Air’s hospitality to each and every customer who will be joining us on-board whilst they enjoy a spectacular view across the blue”, said CEO Khaleel.