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Trans Maldivian Airways Adds Stringent Measures in the New Normal of Air Travel

Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane take-off
Trans Maldivian Airways added stringent measures in the new normal of air travel, setting industry-leading standards.

Trans Maldivian Airways has added stringent measures in the new normal of air travel, setting industry-leading standards for passengers traveling onboard its seaplanes. TMA provides transfers to over 80 resort destinations in the Maldives. The world’s largest seaplane operator has recently started transfers to Radisson Blu’s debut launch in the Maldives in the South Ari Atoll.

The unique and scenic seaplane journey with an enhanced level of flight safety, superior hygiene and comfort, ensures that guests can travel confidently with Trans Maldivian Airways. The new measures are in effect since 15th July 2020, with the re-opening of Maldives borders to international passengers, 110 days after closing the borders as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.

Trans Maldivian Airways aims to provide safe journey for the passengers without compromising on their comfort. TMA welcomes all its guests and looks forward to offering the scenic flight in paradise.

A statement issued by Trans Maldivian Airways

In the set of the stringent measures taken by Trans Maldivian Airways, all passengers are provided with a complimentary Travel Hygiene Kit which consists of face mask, gloves and hand sanitizer at the time of their check-in.

Face Masks are mandatory for all passengers during their journey and multiple hand sanitizers have been placed for the convenience and better hygiene of passengers at various passenger touchpoints. All touch points through the journey are regularly disinfected in accordance with Global Heath recommendations and policy guidelines.

TMA started in 1989 as a company operating a helicopter fleet under the name Hummingbird Island Helicopters. With the succession of seaplane operation in the country, Hummingbird Island Helicopters later changed the name to Hummingbird Island Airways, and the first seaplane was added to the fleet in 1997. The transition to a seaplane-only fleet was completed in 1999 and a year later the name Trans Maldivian Airways came to be.

Today, TMA represents as a synonym for connecting the Maldives islands. It is the oldest air services operator in the Maldives and has grown to become the largest seaplane operator in the world.

Feature image by MV Hotels

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