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India gears up to commence seaplane services with Maldivian assistance

Shahudha Mohamed
25 October 2020, MVT 22:06
The Maldivian pilots and crew in India to assist in Indian’s commencing of seaplane services. PHOTO: INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION
Shahudha Mohamed
25 October 2020, MVT 22:06

The Indian High Commission in Maldives, on Sunday, confirmed that seaplane operations will commence in India for the first time, with the assistance of Maldives’ national airline Maldivian’s pilots and crew members.

According to the High Commission, India was utilising Maldives for this venture, scheduled to take off on October 31, as the island nation has trained experts in the field.

India’s Prime Minister Nerendra Modi will inaugurate the operation of seaplanes between Statue of Unity, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Kevadiya and Sabarmati River Front, Ahmedabad.

Island Aviation has leased a seaplane to Spicejet Airlines for India’s introductory seaplane operations. A technical team from Island Aviation departed for India on October 18 to assess the flight conditions and regulatory issues.

High Commission also confirmed that Spicejet is set to begin operating eight flights, of 19-seats, per day.

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