TMA Awarded the World’s Leading Seaplane Operator 2023

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), has been awarded prestigious title of the World’s Leading Seaplane Operator at the 30th Annual World Travel Awards. Mr. A.U.M Fawzy, TMA’s CEO and Mr. Shubham Moondhara, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, proudly accepted the award on behalf of the airline at the Gala event held at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab on the 1st of December 2023. With travel & tourism industry professionals and guests voting to determine the winners in each category, the World Travel Awards are considered the ultimate mark of industry excellence.

Established in 1993, TMA has played a vital role in revolutionising the travel landscape of the Maldives, establishing point-to-point connectivity and providing crucial infrastructure support that has facilitated the development of resorts across the nation. As the Maldives continues to thrive as a premier destination and the number of resorts and tourist arrivals continue to grow, TMA remains committed to offering its partners increased flexibility and a range of tailor- made services, positioning itself as an indispensable partner in the continued success of the Maldives as a globally renowned island holiday destination.

Beyond dominating Maldivian aviation, TMA has has also become a global behemoth, exemplifying unparalleled efficiency across the entire aviation industry. The world’s largest seaplane operator, not only by scale. TMA operates over 400 daily flights, extends its services to over 90 world class resorts across 16 atolls, transports over a million passengers annually and operates a fleet of 65 De Haviland Twin Otters. TMA’s expansion efforts over the last 30 years have been driven by a commitment to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry, ensuring that TMA is ready to meet the dynamic demands of partner resorts with agility and excellence. Notably, TMA has expanded its operations beyond the conventional seaplane zone, now reaching Laamu and Gaafu Alifu Atoll, ensuring more guests can explore every corner of the Maldivian paradise with unrivaled convenience.

Trans Maldivian Airways has consistently distinguished itself in the industry, thanks to its relentless commitment to excellence an innovation in seaplane operations, and continues to be recognized as an industry leader globally. Recent accolades include “Indian Oceans Leading Tourist Transfer Provider (Air)” at the South Asian Travel Awards 2023 and “Indian Oceans Leading Seaplane Operator” at the World Travel Awards 2023.These prestigious accolades reaffirm TMA’s position as the leading air transport provider in the Maldives.

The company expresses heartfelt gratitude to its esteemed resort partners and dedicated team members who consistently exceed expectations in providing superior services, maintaining its commitment to service excellence. Looking ahead, Trans Maldivian Airways remains focused on further enhancing its services, fostering trust, and instilling conVidence among its guests who rely on them as their Gateway to Paradise.

TMA Takes to the Skies with Jawakara Islands Maldives on Their Very Own Branded Aircraft

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) is thrilled to welcome the exquisite Jawakara Islands Resort, the latest gem in the Crown & Champa Resorts Portfolio. Nestled on the tranquil islands of Mabin and Dheru, connected by an overseas walkway to create a single breathtaking retreat, this pristine destination is just a 35-minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport.

As we extend a warm welcome to Jawakara Islands Maldives, we are equally excited to introduce the resorts very own branded aircraft to our ever-growing fleet. The custom-painted DHC-6 Twin Otter will be dedicated to transferring mutual guests of TMA and Jawakara Islands Maldives. The maiden flight to this tropical paradise took off on the 22nd of October 2023, signaling the beginning of an unforgettable journey for travelers.

We are grateful that Jawakara Islands Maldives has placed their trust in our commitment to excellence and look forward to enhancing and elevating the guest experience for our mutual guests as we take them across the pristine shores of Lhaviyani Atoll. TMA is honored to be the trusted seaplane partner for Crown & Champa properties and look forward to continue elevating the journey of travelers exploring these remarkable destinations in the Maldives.

TMA Welcomes Barcelo Whale Lagoon Maldives as the Newest Addition to Esteemed Portfolio

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) is pleased to welcome Barcelo Whale Lagoon Maldives, a captivating retreat located in the heart of South Ari Atoll as the latest addition to its esteemed portfolio of resorts in the Maldives.

We are absolutely delighted to be the chosen seaplane partner for the exquisite resort. Our commitment to enhancing the overall guest experience is unwavering, and we look forward to providing a seamless, unforgettable, and truly picturesque experience for our mutual guests from the very moment they set foot in the Maldives.

The resort’s official opening on the 13th of October 2023 was a momentous occasion, with numerous industry partners joining in the celebration at the grand opening ceremony. Nestled amidst the ethereal beauty of the Maldives, the Barceló Whale Lagoon Resort stands as a sanctuary that masterfully harmonizes the natural splendor of this idyllic destination with the highest levels of refined service and hospitality.

TMA named the Leading Tourist Transport Provider (Air) at SATA Awards 2023

We are thrilled to be named the Leading Tourist Transport Provider (Air) at the prestigious South Asian Travel Awards 2023.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the distinguished panel of judges and all those who cast their votes for us. To our esteemed partners and incredible team, your integral roles in our success are truly appreciated. Thank you!

SATA Awards 2023 was held at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru on the 10th of October 2023 and was attended by industry professionals from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka; all nominees under multiple categories.

TMA Commences Seaplane Operations to Six Senses Laamu aboard the Flying Turtle

We are delighted to introduce Six Senses Laamu as the newest jewel in our distinguished array of seaplane destinations. Equally thrilling is the arrival of the Flying Turtle by Six Senses Laamu, now a proud member of the world’s largest seaplane fleet.

On October 1st, TMA operated its inaugural flight to Six Senses Laamu on the Flying Turtle, commencing an awe-inspiring journey from Velana International Airport. The special livery, meticulously crafted and adorned by TMA’s in-house team for the resort, will be exclusively dedicated to transporting mutual guests of Trans Maldivian Airways and Six Senses Laamu. This bespoke experience will allow travelers to uncover the natural beauty and allure of Laamu Atoll like never before.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Six Senses Laamu for entrusting us with their transportation needs. We embark on this extraordinary journey together with great enthusiasm, unwavering in our commitment to deliver the highest level of service, ensuring that each leg of our mutual guests’ journey remains truly exceptional.

Trans Maldivian Airways Starts Operating Sun Siyam Resorts’ Branded Seaplane “Kamana”

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) operated the maiden flight on Sun Siyam Resorts’ Branded Seaplane from Male’ to Siyam World yesterday, 16th May 2022. The custom painted DHC-6 Twin Otter showcasing the Maldivian tradition and culture will be specially dedicated to transferring mutual guests of TMA and Sun Siyam Resorts.

TMA is delighted to be the Seaplane partner operating daily flights to four properties under the Sun Siyam umbrella in the Maldives; Sun Siyam Iru Fushi and Siyam World located in Noonu Atoll, and Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef in Dhaalu Atoll.

TMA operates inaugural flight to Radisson Blu, Maldives

Trans Maldivian Airways is thrilled to operate the inaugural flight to Radisson Blu Maldives today, 01stAugust 2020.

The very first guests to the stunning Radisson Blu Maldives located in South Ari Atoll enjoyed the scenic journey from Velana International Airport. 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.

Radisson Blu Maldives set amidst some of the most amazing coral reefs, the resort’s first-class sea sports and dive center will offer guests an array of activities, set for adrenaline pumping action. For those seeking to rejuvenate and restore, the yoga pavilion and spa will be the ethos of wellness as moves are practiced in the tranquil surrounds of the island. Dining at the restaurants and bar on the island promise to tantalize even the most discerning palate with unique cuisines and experiences.

We at Trans Maldivian Airways are delighted to have been chosen to provide the transfer service to yet another beautiful resort destination.

MAIDEN FLIGHT TO JOALI MALDIVES

JOALI Maldives: A place for the joy of living, is a blissful island destination situated in Raa Atoll, offering utmost luxury in their villas, divine wine & dine experiences in the gastronomic restaurants and bars, the ultimate relaxation to the mind and body alike in globally known Espa Spa and an extensive array of exciting activities to keep the kids engaged at the Kids of Joali kids club.

The TMA maiden flight to JOALI Maldives was conducted on the 22nd October 2019, with a reception to celebrate the first of the scheduled seaplane transfer service to this amazing resort destination.

After cutting the ribbon, signifying the official opening of the flight, the guests enjoyed the scenic journey from Velana International Airport to the resort while immersing in the picturesque view of the islands passing by. The seaplane journey is often cited as one of the most memorable moments of a Maldives holiday and we take pride in providing such unforgettable and unique moments for our mutual guests.

We at Trans Maldivian Airways are delighted to have been chosen to provide the transfer service to yet another stunning island destination and look forward to a successful partnership in the many years to come.

MAIDEN FLIGHT TO JW MARRIOTT MALDIVES RESORT & SPA

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.

TMA WELCOMES FOUR SEASONS BRANDED AIRCRAFT

Trans Maldivian Airways is pleased to announce the latest addition to its seaplane fleet, which is also the 52nd Aircraft to its fleet. This aircraft is owned by Four Seasons and is dedicated for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts passengers. TMA will be operating and maintaining the aircraft on behalf of the luxury resort.

The Aircraft was ferried from Zimex, Switzerland and reached Velana International Airport, Maldives today (14th January 2019) at around 1130hrs. As the company welcomes the 52nd Aircraft to its fleet, it would like to thank all its partners for their invaluable contributions and everlasting support in the growth story of TMA. With this addition, TMA has further strengthened its position as the World’s Largest Seaplane Operator.