Manta Air has signed with JA Manafaru to operate charter service to Hoarafushi Airport. As per the agreement, the airline has scheduled daily flights from Velana International Airport to Hoarafushi Airport.
On September 5, Manta’s maiden passenger flight to Hoarafushi Airport was welcomed by the island’s council members and celebrated with the Maldivian Boduberu music and dances. During a special ceremony held at the airport to commemorate the new service, Maldivian hospitality was highlighted with the presentation of a traditional ‘Malaafai’ by the island council.
According to Manta Air, the new service will be operated by its Beechcraft 1900D. The 18-seater aircraft is equipped with an air-conditioned, high ceiling cabin that has a standing height at the aisle of the aircraft. It is one of the fastest small aircraft currently available in the domestic market with speeds equivalent to that of the current ATR fleet in operation.
In addition to the daily charters to Hoarafushi Airport, the Beechcraft 1900D will be available for private charter operations as well.
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