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Manta Air Continues With Seaplane Transfers For Locals

Manta Air Seaplane in the Sea
Manta Air has announced plans to continue seaplane transfers from 01st April 2020 onwards, to both Dhaalu Atoll and Baa Atoll.

Manta Air has announced plans to continue Manta Air seaplane transfers from 01st April 2020 onwards, to both Dhaalu Atoll and Baa Atoll. The airline also took the decision to temporarily suspend scheduled ATR operations to Dhaalu airport and Dharavandhoo airport from 01st April 2020 until further notice.

Manta Air Seaplane Taxing in the Lagoon.

Passengers who wish to travel with Manta Air during this period can book tickets online via or through reservation teams. Despite the temporary halt on ATR services, Manta Air assures to continue supporting the on-demand charter flight requirements for ATR and twin-otters if there is a specific requirement from partners any time.

With continued requests from the local community for the Manta service, we have decided to continue daily flights using our seaplanes to maintain regular domestic transfer connectivity in these atolls and also for emergency flights.

Manta Air Stated in a press release

However, Manta Air urges customers to travel only when necessary and to follow safety precautions accordingly.

On 16th March 2020, Manta announced immediate temporary route suspension of GKK, reducing the airline’s operations and schedule due to the surge of the global pandemic and its impact on the aviation industry.

Manta Air Seaplane Photos by Manta Air.

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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