Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has added another aircraft to its existing fleet. The additional aircraft, a De Havilland DHC-6 Series 300, arrived this afternoon (Tuesday, 21st March) at Velana International Airport (VIA) after completing its journey from Calgary city in Canada.
TMA’s fleet expansion comes in-line with the growing tourist arrivals and increasing bed capacity with the new resorts opening in the Maldives. There are plans to bring more aircraft during the course of the year to meet the demand and cater to the increasing tourist arrivals.
In 2016, TMA operated over 120,000 flights, transferring close to a million passengers including 80,000 residents.
With the latest addition to the fleet, TMA has further strengthened its position as the world’s largest seaplane operator.