Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has commenced the inaugural flight to Radisson Blu Maldives on 1st August 2020. The very first guests to the stunning Radisson Blu Maldives located in the South Ari Atoll enjoyed their scenic journey from the main Velana International Airport today.
Radisson Blu Maldives boasts 128 exclusive villas including family villas, and a premium overwater villa. The dive centre at the resort offers guests seeking an array of activities set for adrenaline-pumping action. Situated 105 kilometers from Male’, the resort showcases a true Maldivian resort experience with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
Trans Maldivian Airways – the world’s largest seaplane operator stated that they take pride in providing a ‘once in a life-time’ moments for their mutual guests. The seaplane operator has recently been nominated as the Indian Ocean’s leading seaplane operator at the World Travel Awards 2020.
We at Trans Maldivian Airways are delighted to have been chosen to provide the transfer service to yet another beautiful resort destination.A statement by Trans Maldivian Airways
TMA currently operates a fleet of 57 aircrafts throughout the Maldivian archipelago. The airline flies over 1,000,000 passengers per year to their holiday destinations. The operator has recommenced operations from 15th July 2020 with enhanced safety measures.
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.