Addu City, Maldives – Maldivian and Addu International Airport (AIA) have decided to start a seaplane operation in Addu City.
Local news outlet “Avas” reported that a special team from Maldivian will be coming to Addu tomorrow as to sign an official agreement with AIA regarding the start of seaplane operations in Addu. With the start of this service, which is scheduled for November, Addu will be linked to Huvadhoo atoll by seaplane.
Maldivian has also recently started connecting flights between Addu and Huvadhoo Atoll. The purpose of these flights is to increase the economical activity between these two major Atolls.
This project was first assigned to Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), however was unable to continue providing services later on.
With the start of seaplane operations, Addu International Airport would be in a better position to bring in tourists and sign with various international carriers to bring in tourists in to the country via Addu.
Prior to this, only Sri Lankan Airlines was flying to Addu, other than the domestic airlines. However, since the Covid-19 outbreak, the airline has stopped all scheduled flights to the city.