Maldives flagship carrier Maldivian has announced a major expansion of its seaplane operations with plans to add five more aircrafts soon.
Abdul Haris, Managing Director of parent company Island Aviation Services (IAS), told local media that the airline would take delivery of a new Twin Otter aircraft next month. 3 more similar aircrafts would enter into service early next year, he added.
Maldivian began seaplane operations in 2014 and has since expanded its seaplane fleet to 10 Twin Otter. The airline currently flies to 6 resorts in the Maldives.
Seaplane is the preferred mode of transport between the main Velana International Airport and dozens of resorts, especially those located in the outer atolls.
Scource: Maldives Insider