World's leading seaplane operator, Trans Maldivian Airways has welcomed the 52nd aircraft to it's fleet.
The new Four Season branded aircraft was ferried in from Zimex, Switzerland and reached Velana International Airport around 11:30 on Monday.
TMA will operate and maintain the aircraft on behalf of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. which manages two luxury resorts in Maldives. This aircraft would solely be dedicated for the use of Four Seasons company.
TMA currently operates an all-amphibian fleet on regular flights throughout the Maldivian archipelago and the company was recently crowned the World's Leading Seaplane Operator at the World Travel Awards 2018.
The seaplane operator started in 1989 as a company operating a helicopter fleet under the name Hummingbird Island Helicopters. Eight years later, the name was changed to Hummingbird Island Airways, as the first seaplane was added to the fleet. The transition to a seaplane-only fleet was completed in 1999. A year later, the name Trans Maldivian Airways came to be, and still, today represents a synonym for connecting the Maldives islands.
Seaplane is the preferred mode of transport between the main Velana International Airport and dozens of resorts, especially those located in the outer atolls.