Local carrier Manta Air commenced operations to its third destination, Kooddoo in Gaafu Alif Atoll, on Thursday.
The airline, which currently flies to the atolls of Baa and Dhaalu, will operate two daily flights to Kooddoo. Passengers can travel to Gaafu Alif via Manta Air at a rate of MVR 829 until January 31.
Speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony, Kooddoo Airport operator KHA Resorts and Hotels Construction's CEO Mohamed Ali Janah stated that Manta Air's operations will greatly enhance the airport's services.
Noting that Kooddoo Airport currently receives seven flights every day, he expressed hopes that daily operations will increase to 15.
Manta Air's CEO Mohamed Khaleel declared that the airline is working to bring revolutionary changes to the Maldivian aviation sector. He highlighted that Manta Air schedules flights six months in advance, while the company is also investing in technology to enhance services.
"Our aim is not just to generate income; it is our priority to provide an excellent experience for our customers".
He further revealed that Manta Air was working to become the first airline in Maldives to establish a self check-in system for passengers.
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.
The airline launched its seaplane operations earlier this month.