TMA Launches New Aircraft
Maldives Promotion House – Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) is a private airline, comprised of seaplanes and based in Malé International Airport. TMA, which began with a fleet of helicopters, is also the oldest air transfer operator in the Maldives.
TMA officially began operations with its new “De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400” aircraft today, increasing its fleet to 25 seaplanes.
Until recently they operated a fleet of 23 sea planes, with one “De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100” aircraft and 22 “De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300” aircrafts.
TMA plans to increase its fleet with more 400 series aircrafts that has a capacity of over 19 passengers per aircraft. “Two more aircrafts of the same series will arrive soon,” a TMA official said.
With its own sea plane terminal at Malé International Airport along with seven exclusive resort lounges TMA operates to over 20 different resorts. Floating or attached platforms are used at the destinations.