Manta Air, a new domestic airline in the
Republic of Maldives, has secured its first two ATR 72-600ís
through Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).
The first will be introduced in November 2018,
with the second planned to join Manta Airís fleet before the end
of the year.
The aircraft will
initially operate from Velana International Airport to
three airports: Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu atoll, Dharavandhoo in Baa
atoll and Thimarafushi in Thaa atoll.
Alsford, Chief Operation Officer of Manta Air, said, ďManta
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
ATR72-600ís aircraft into the Maldives. This demonstrates Manta
Airís 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
The ATR 72-600s will
operate on domestic routes from runways as short as 1,200 meters,
thanks to their unmatched take-off and landing performance.
Martin MÝller, Chairman of NAC,
said, ďWe are pleased to see our first ATR 72-600 aircraft
being introduced in the Maldives and contributing to the further
development of the air connectivity in this region. The ATR
72-600s perfectly match the requirements for short-haul travel in
terms of low operating costs, comfort and ability to take-off and
land at small airfields.Ē
Passenger capacity: 68-78 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 horse power per
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 Kg
load: 7,500 Kg
Maximum range with full passenger load: 900
nautical miles (1,665 Km)
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2019 (17-21 July).