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Manta Air commences seaplane flights, opens terminal

Ahmed Aiham
18 November 2019, MVT 16:11
Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL)'s Acting Managing Director Moosa Solih inaugurates the Manta Air seaplane terminal. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
18 November 2019, MVT 16:11

Local airline Manta Air, on Sunday, launched its maiden seaplane flights following the opening of the airline's seaplane terminal.

Equipped with a VIP lounge, the terminal was inaugurated by Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL)'s Acting Managing Director Moosa Solih.

Speaking at the ceremony, Manta Air's CEO Mohamed Haleel noted daily increases in performance ratings for the company since it began operating in February 2019, highlighting that operations are on schedule 94 percent of the time,

According to Solih, Velana International Airport (VIA) faces challenges in providing adequate service to its seaplane flyers due to lack of space. However, he stated that VIA's allocated area for the new seaplane terminal would rectify the situation.

While five DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft were added to its fleet, the airline intends to possess a total of 10 seaplanes by the end of 2019.

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 for all passengers.

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