TMA adds 60th seaplane to fleet

Popular seaplane operator Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has added another seaplane to their expansive fleet. The airline added the new aircraft to its fleet to coincide with the upcoming tourism peak season.

TMA said that the new aircraft, a de Havilland DHC-6 twin otter, landed at Velana International Aiport (VIA) from Indonesia on Monday evening. The latest addition brings the total number of seaplanes in the TMA fleet to 60.

'Tourists wish to travel to resorts via seaplane. Resorts are now open, and the number of tourists visiting the country is increasing. TMA hopes to bring ease of traveling to resorts at this time,' a statement released by the airline said.

According to TMA, around 300 tourists travel via seaplane to 80 resorts every day on average.