TMA Expands Its Fleet With The Addition Of Another DHC-6 Twin Otter

TMA Expands Its Fleet With The Addition Of Another DHC-6 Twin Otter

Tuesday 4th of April 2023

The world’s largest seaplane operator, Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has announced the acquisition of a DHC-6 Twin Otter, totalling the number of aircraft in its fleet to 62. The latest addition to TMA’s fleet of DHC-6 Twin Otters is part of the company’s vision for growth and will support the increased tourism activity in the leading destination.

The tourism industry of the Maldives heavily relies on seaplane transfers with guests transported to remote resorts from the airport aboard the aircraft. TMA’s fleet expansion comes at a time when the airways is striving to meet the exponential growth observed in the tourism sector as seen from the increasing arrival numbers and new resort openings taking place at the destination. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, TMA has acquired more than 10 new clients with its exclusive clientele expected to flourish even more with the upcoming resort developments in the Maldives.

This year also marks an important milestone for the company as TMA commemorates 30 years of operating seaplanes in the country. Initially incepted in 1993, TMA has pioneered point-to-point connectivity in the Maldives, giving the tourism industry the confidence and the means to expand beyond the atolls of the capital, Male’. Serving as the backbone of the industry, TMA steadily bolsters the tourism infrastructure of the country and is a great contributor to leading the transformative changes that have shaped the Maldives into the world-renowned tourist destination it is today.

Expanding from just two aircraft and four passengers, TMA is now named the largest seaplane operator in the world, transferring over a million passengers annually to more than 80 resorts across the country. TMA’s seaplane services are available across 14 atolls in the Maldives, serving as the critical gateway to Paradise for many visitors.

Over the years, TMA’s unyielding commitment to provide exceptional service has earned the company the reputation of being the most preferred mode of transportation for travellers to the Maldives. Poised for the growth of the tourism industry, TMA is dedicated to upholding its service standards and catering to the demands of the ever-growing industry while still maintaining the highly valued trust and confidence guests entrust upon the airways.