Manta Air – the new domestic airline in the Republic of Maldives – has secured its first two ATR72-600’s through Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).
The first will be introduced in November 2018, with the second planned to join Manta Air’s fleet before the end of the year. The aircraft will improve connectivity across the Maldives.
They will be initially operating from the main Velana International Airport, to three airports: Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu atoll, Dharavandhoo in Baa atoll and Thimarafushi in Thaa atoll.
Manta Air chief operation officer, Edward Alsford said: “Manta Air is an exciting new domestic airline based in the Republic of Maldives. Our mission is to make flying an enjoyable and effortless experience by ensuring the highest safety standards are established and maintained. We are introducing two brand new ATR72-600’s aircraft into the Maldives.
“This demonstrates Manta Air’s dedication to high standards, and our commitment offers the best levels of service for our passengers. These aircraft benefit from having the most modern and comfortable turboprop cabin. Manta Air has taken the unusual step of removing a row of seats to provide our passengers with additional legroom in both economy and business class.”
The eco-efficient ATR 72-600s will operate on domestic routes from runways as short as 1200 meters.