Maldivian brings in temporary aircraft for high season

The national airline has brought in an aircraft for temporary use.

Island Aviation's Deputy Managing Director, Aishath Jennifer told AVAS that the aircraft had to be brought in for temporary use due to the delay in the delivery of an aircraft purchased by the company. The new aircraft will arrive in the first week of December, she said. Maldivian will be bringing two ATR 72-600 series aircraft and one ATR 42-600 series turboprop aircraft.

Jennifer also noted that the airline was using a temporary plane in preparation for the high-peak tourism season.

"We know this is the start of the peak tourism season. We brought the temporary plane to cater to the demand of this season," Jennifer said.

The high season of tourists in the Maldives begins with the beginning of winter in European countries. Many international airlines have started flying to the Maldives this season.