Manta Air welcomes 7th seaplane to the fleet

Manta Air seaplane of Nautilus
The 7th Manta Air seaplane arrives to Maldives. | Photo: Coral Glass. Market

Male’, Maldives – Manta Air has welcomed a 7th aircraft – a Twin Otter painted with Nautilus Maldives livery – to it’s fleet on Saturday morning,

On Saturday morning, Manta Air retweeted a tweet which announced the arrival of the aircraft, which arrived from Canada, having have completed a total of 16,000 kilometers, to the Velana International Airport (VIA).

According to media outlets, the seaplane, which was manufactured by the British aerospace company, de Havillard, and is to carry the registration 8Q-RAE, will be transporting tourists from VIA to the Nautilus resort in Baa Atoll of Maldives.

Although Manta Air is a domestic airline based in Maldives, it began its operation on the second month of 2019 and has already achieved great success within the short period of time. While they commenced their seaplane operations on November of 2019, the fleet has grown to 7 despite the short duration of operations and the unprecedented times brought on due to the ongoing pandemic.

Opened in 2017, the Nautilus Maldives, of which the new aircraft carries the livery, is widely known for its achievement as the No.1 resort in the Indian Ocean and also for being awarded as the second runner up for the best resorts in the world 2020, by Condé Nast Traveler.