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Maldivian Announces the Airlines 4th ATR, Set to Arrive in 2 Days!

Maldivian Airlines, the flag carrier of the Maldives took to social media to make an exciting announcement. According to the airline ‘X’ post on 5th May, the airline is bringing its 4th ATR in 3 days!

The new Maldivian ATR, which is set to arrive around the 9th of May is going to head to Male’ from Toulouse. The Maldivian team also highlighted the members undertaking this important and exciting journey: Captains Mohamed Mubah & Ali Yanish, and Engineer Ahmed Abdul Hakeem.

The airline introduced the ATR models to its fleet in January 2023, utilising them for short-haul domestic transfers. With the fourth ATR set to join the fleet soon, travellers can expect easier connectivity to islands.

In February of this year, Maldivian made an exciting announcement at the Singapore Airshow. The company announced that it has placed an order for 2 brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft at the Airshow.

About Maldivian

Maldivian, the national airline of the country embodies the spirit of the Maldives by providing exceptional air travel services. The airline is the leading domestic carrier with a scheduled network comprising 16 domestic sectors. Maldivian operates the largest wheel-based fleet in the country which includes DeHavilland Dash 8 and ATR aircraft. Maldivian Seaplane, which consists of DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. Operating from its hub in Male’, the airline provides international scheduled flights to cities in India and Bangladesh.

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The first-ever Sea-to-Air Cargo Transshipment Commenced in the Maldives!

Velana Airport has announced the first-ever sea-to-air cargo transshipment along with Turkish Airlines, Maldives Ports Limited and Maldives Customs Service. This major step in cargo transhipment in the Maldives was celebrated on the 17th of May at the airport.

The  MoU for the ‘Sea to Air’ cargo transshipment services were signed earlier this year, on March 30th. With this, Turkish Airlines became the cargo partner to facilitate the service along with the Maldives Ports Limited (MPL).

With the transshipment service, MPL can easily transport goods through both seas as well as air travel. In addition to catering to the needs of businesses and industries in the region, this will also help expedite the carrying of goods from one place to another. According to the Turkish Airlines’ Regional Cargo Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives Bilal Okur, this will help the airline’s target to develop the Maldives into a sea-to-air transshipment hub.

This innovative logistics solution is expected to significantly boost the efficiency of cargo movement. Additionally, this may also see the enhancement of trade opportunities for the Maldives.

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