Maldivian commemorates fleet expansion with arrival of newest ATR 42-600 aircraft

08 May 2024 | 23:43
ATR 42-600 aircraft (Photo/ Aviators Maldives)

Maldivian, the national carrier of the island nation, proudly announced the arrival of its newest addition to the fleet, a fourth ATR 42-600 aircraft, as part of its fleet development project.

The aircraft landed at Velana International Airport on Wednesday evening, marking a significant milestone for the airline.

In order to commemorate the occasion, a special ceremony was held at VIA, attended by distinguished guests, officials, and key partners.

This brand-new ATR aircraft symbolizes our commitment to providing exceptional service and convenience to our passengers, We view this addition as a crucial step in our growth strategy, striving for operational excellence and an elevated passenger experience 

said Ibrahim Iyas, Managing Director of Maldivian, during the event

Highlighting the features of the new aircraft, Iyas emphasized the unparalleled comfort provided by improved interior humidity control and reduced noise levels. 

Modern avionics and exceptional fuel economy further align with our dedication to sustainability, while maximizing performance across our expanding network

he added

According to Maldivian, the new ATR 42-600 will feature a modern and comfortable cabin layout, enhancing the travel experience for passengers on short-haul routes within the Maldives and the surrounding region.

This addition brings Maldivian's ATR fleet to a total of four aircraft.

Maldivian has also placed orders for two more ATR 42-600 turboprop aircraft during the Singapore Air Show 2024 in February.

Expected to join the fleet by late 2024 and 2025 respectively, these acquisitions signal continued growth and innovation for the airline.

With a current fleet comprising 25 aircraft, including an Airbus A320 commercial carrier, four ATRs, nine Dash-8 series aircraft, and eleven Twin Otter seaplanes, Maldivian remains steadfast in its mission to provide reliable, comfortable, and sustainable air travel services.