It is with our sense of great responsibility that we share our awareness video which showcases and demonstrates some of the cautionary actions, among an extensive array of preventive/precautionary measures taken throughout the company to avert the spread of the COVID-19. The safety of our mutual guests and staff alike is of utmost priority to us amid this global health emergency. Hence we would like to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of hygiene in our aircraft, all ground transportation vehicles, passenger waiting areas and throughout TMA terminals, so that you and your loved ones can travel with confidence.

Refer to our awareness video below;


It was a proud moment as we celebrated all of our Wonderful, Outstanding, Marvelous, Amazing and Noteworthy women at Trans Maldivian Airways on this year’s International Women’s Day, 08th March 2020, who have been an integral part of our success story for over 30 years since the humble beginning in 1989.

Our female staff were presented with a bouquet of flowers and delicious chocolates as a symbol of appreciation for their dedication, commitment and hard work contributing equally to ensure smooth and seamless flow in our everyday operations and most importantly all our overall accomplishments over the years.

It was a pleasure to celebrate women around the world because an equal world is an enabled world!



JOALI Maldives: A place for the joy of living, is a heavenly island destination situated in Raa Atoll, offering utmost luxury to anyone who decides to walk on their sandy beaches.
Last year, we conducted the first TMA flight to JOALI Maldives which also marked the start of exclusive transfer services by Trans Maldivian Airways to the resort. Today we marked another significant day for both JOALI Maldives and TMA as we unveiled their very own JOALI Maldives branded aircraft, furnished with a customized interior for our mutual guests of the resort to indulge and relax en-route their island paradise.

After cutting the ribbon, signifying the official launch of the aircraft, the guests enjoyed the picturesque journey from Velana International Airport to the resort. The seaplane journey is often cited as one of the most memorable moments of a Maldives holiday and we take pride in providing such unique moments for our mutual guests.

We at TMA are delighted to have been chosen to provide the transfer service to JOALI Maldives, yet another stunning island destination and look forward to a successful partnership in the years to come.


Trans Maldivian Airways welcomed its newest member to the fleet, completing the expansion drive that initiated in September 2019. The company added 1st of its 5 additional seaplanes on the 26th September 2019, 2nd and 3rd aircraft together on the 29th of December 2019 and 4th on the 21st Jan 2020 to its existing fleet of 52 aircraft. TMA took delivery of the last of these 5 seaplanes on 26th Jan 2020 marking this, the airline’s most aggressive expansion drive in its history of more than 30 years.

With the new additions, the fleet size will stand at 57 DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, making it the largest seaplane fleet in the world. TMA is considered to be the backbone of tourism infrastructure in the country and had always played a pivotal role in enhancing and facilitating the growth of the industry over the years. It is expected that with the latest additions to its fleet, the company will be more equipped to serve the increasing demand with the new upcoming resorts, and also provide added flexibility to all its partner resorts.

As the company welcomes the 57th Aircraft to the fleet, it would like to thank all its partners for their invaluable contributions and everlasting support in the growth story of TMA. With this expansion, TMA has further strengthened its position as the World’s Largest Seaplane Operator.


Today, 24th Nov 2019 marked an important milestone in the history of the tourism industry of Maldives as it welcomed its 1.5th million tourist for the year 2019.

The Maldivians undertook voluntary work in order to build their own airport, and in 1966 Male saw the first commercial landing. The few adventurous travellers who came to the Maldives in the following years were limited to exploring the pristine islands close to Male’ atoll. The natural and untouched beauty of the islands started to appeal to an increasing number of inquisitive travellers and tourism in the Maldives has grown exponentially ever since, especially after the inception of seaplane operation in 1993.

Seaplanes are considered to be a unique experience in the Maldives and played a pivotal role in the overall growth of the tourism industry in the country.

We at Trans Maldivian Airways take pride in being the preferred transfer partner on this occasion, and it is our honor to serve and continue to be a crucial part of Maldives Tourism Infrastructure for the years to come.


Trans Maldivian Airways saw a successful commencement of its Badminton Championship 2019 with over 63 players participating in the tournament from almost all the departments in the company.
Chief Guest for the opening ceremony was Major Hassan Bushry, Head of Hulhule Post, Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), accompanied by officials from Maldives Police Services, Badminton Association of Maldives and TMA management team as Guests of honour.

The championship consists of Open Singles/Doubles and Over 40 Singles/Doubles categories and the winners will be selected from each category on knock-out basis. It is scheduled to continue until the mid of November 2019.

TMA Badminton Championship is one of the many employee engagement events conducted annually for the company staff.


21st October 2019 saw Trans Maldivian Airways conduct their inaugural flight to JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa in Shaviyani Atoll. A reception was held to celebrate this maiden flight, the first of the scheduled seaplane transfer service to the 4th luxury resort of the Marriott International in the Maldives.

After cutting the ribbon, signifying the official opening of the flight, the guests enjoyed the scenic journey from Velana International Airport to the beautiful JW Marriot Maldives. The picturesque islands are seen in all their glory when viewed from above and the seaplane journey is often cited as one of the most memorable moments of a Maldives holiday. We take pride in providing such “once in a life time” moments for our mutual guests.

Located in Shaviyani atoll, far north of Maldives JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is an ideal location for a romantic getaway or anyone seeking to be fully present, nourished and reconnected. This Family Friendly luxury resort consist of 60 luxury villas featuring private pool, lush bedding, and lavish spaces, 5 trendy restaurants with stylish gastronomies from around the world, 3 bars, a spa and FAMiLY by JW Kids Club for kids to explore the island life at their own phase. We at Trans Maldivian Airways are delighted to have been chosen to provide the transfer service to yet another beautiful resort destination and look forward to a successful partnership in the years to come.


We are proud to announce that Trans Maldivian Airways has been awarded the “Leading tourist Transportation Provider (Air)” at the 4th South Asian Travel Awards for the year 2019.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who voted for us and we look forward to maintaining our service excellence to guests that use our seaplane transportation services in the coming years as well.

Maldives Seaplanes


We proudly announce that yet again in World Travel Awards™ 2018, Trans Maldivian Airways has been voted not only the Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator 2018 but also the World’s Leading Seaplane Operator 2018.

Voted for by travel and tourism professionals and business and leisure travel consumers worldwide, The World Travel Awards™ is the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought-after awards programme in the global travel and tourism industry. Here at Trans Maldivian Airways we strive for excellence in all that we do and to have our seaplane operation in the Maldives recognized in the global forum is a notable accolade indeed, one that many strive for but few achieve.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who voted for Trans Maldivian Airways in 2018 and we look forward to providing excellence to passengers travelling to and from the Maldives’ resorts that use our seaplane transportation services in the coming year too.

Maldives Seaplane


On Wednesday 26th June 2019 Trans Maldivian Airways introduced 4 blade propeller engines to its fleet with 8Q- MAO aircraft for the first time in the history of seaplane operations in Maldives. The test flights carried out with the new modification has proven to increase the efficiency and reliability of the propellers, improving the overall flight safety while reducing engine noise levels notably. The same modification is intended to be introduced to the entire fleet in due course and soon expected to be flying above one of the most geographically dispersed countries in the world, the breathtaking Maldives.

Without seaplanes, tourism in this island nation would not be the success it is today. TMA has played a pivotal role in developing the essential infrastructure by way of getting guests to and from their destination islands and is committed to introducing innovative improvements to better serve the still growing demand.