India begins seaplane services with Maldivian's charter flight

Seaplane services have commenced in India with the assistance of Maldives.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi traveled on the maiden seaplane flight from Kevadia to Sabarmati on Saturday. While eight flights, operated by Spice Jet, will fly between Kevadia and Ahmedabad in Gujurat, the fare is set at Rs. 4800.

A crew from Maldives’ national carrier, Maldivian traveled to India last week on a special chater flight to assist with the operation of the seaplane. Managing Director of Maldivian, Mohamed Rizvee said it is a tremendous honor that a seaplane from Maldivian’s fleet was chartered for PM Modi’s maiden seaplane voyage. The Maldives, home to the largest seaplane fleet in the world, will offer technical assistance to India if needed, said Rizvee.