Two new aircrafts Island Aviation's Maldivian will use in domestic operations touched down in Maldives yesterday.
The two ATR 72-600 aircraft arrived in Maldives yesterday afternoon. The ATR 72-600 aircraft holds 74 passengers. Both these aircraft are the kind Maldivian currently use in domestic operations.
Both these aircraft arrived from Toulouse, France.
Island Aviation says that, with the introduction of these two aircraft into their fleet, the technical delays that customers face now will stop. They also say that as these two are new aircrafts, the expense of maintaining the existing aircrafts will also decrease exponentially.
Maldivian’s parent company, Island Aviation have said that they are working to bring an ATR 42-600, along with the two ATR 72-600. Island Aviation has previously stated that the total investment cost of all three aircraft add up to MVR 863.5 million (USD 56 million).
Island Aviation has 10 aircraft in their domestic fleet and two for international operations.
They also stated that the two new aircraft will help lessen the load of transporting passengers to atolls in the upcoming tourism high season.