Manta Air, the upcoming new experience in the skies of Maldives, welcomed its first edition to its fleet today.
A special function was held today at Velana International Airport's Maamehi Executive Lounge, in partnership with Maldives Airports Company Pvt Ltd, to welcome the first aircraft of Manta Air to Maldives. Top officials from Civil Aviation Authority, National Air Security, Customs, Immigration and the Maldives Airports Company Private Limited attended the ceromony to witness the landing of the new aircraft.
The first edition to Manta Air's fleet is the latest generation of ATR's – the ATR 72-600. The brand-new aircraft benefits from having the most modern and comfortable turboprop cabin. Manta Air has also taken the unusual steps to customize seats to provide the best comfort with the additional legroom fir it's passengers.
Manta Air's Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mohamed Khaleel said “At Manta Air our goal is to provide all our customers with a reliable, friendly and hassle-free travel experience. Our brand-new aircraft will have more legroom and quieter cabins than other carriers and we will make sure everyone on board is delighted with their experience. We wish to make seamless domestic airport travel accessible to as many people as possible.”
The arrival of Manta Air comes amidst increased demand by the hospitality industry to expand the air transport network in the Maldives.
The Rapid Growth of the Maldivian tourism industry in the past few years has raised the significant key role for the domestic aviation industry to meet demands and challenges faced by the country's largest economic industry, tourism.
Over a million tourists from across the globe visit the Indian Ocean island nation every year to holiday in one of the 130 plus resorts and over 400 guesthouses located in all corners of the country. The multi-million dollar tourism industry, which is the country's main economic activity, relies heavily on the domestic transport infrastructure, especially air travel.
Manta Air, the new domestic airline in the Maldives, is ready to begin it's operations soon, with an aim to meet the demands faced by the tourism industry while providing a new experience in the skies for its guests.