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Trans Maldivian


98 reviews
Headquarters: Ibrahim Nasir International Airport Republic of Maldives, 011 960 334-8454 Website
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience. We flew from Male to Vilamendhoo for an 11 night stay. Pickup by TWA at Male was well organised when we arrived. We were picked up by mini bus and taken to an air conditioned lounge with free soft and hot drinks and only had an hour or so wait before we driven to catch our flight....

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Domestic Economy Male - Maamingili Island

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1 Thank MandandKev
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time in a sea plane flying to Meedhupparu from Male. The reception area at Male airport was excellent and well air conditioned with help yourself refreshments before you are taken by mini bus to your flight that is nearby. The flight itself was great as you get a brilliant view of all the islands. Take of...

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Domestic Economy Male - Maldives

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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a Trans Maldivian Airways DHC-6 Canadian built Twin Otter float plane from Male to the Amilla Fushi Resort on the Baa Atoll. The TMA staff met us as we arrived into Male from Bangkok & took us in their midi bus to their lounge. MLA is the World's largest seaplane operator with a fleet of Twin Otters at...

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Domestic Economy Male - Maldives

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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and aircrew offer good service. They have a counter at the airport arrival to check you in. You are then taken by mini-bus to the seaplane terminal. Due to scheduling, the waiting time can sometimes be too long. You might have to wait for other passengers to arrive. Last year, I had to wait for 12h at the...

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Asia Economy Singapore - Male

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2 Thank AndySee79
Wigan, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2018

First trip on a seaplane flying from Male to Komandoo. Crew were helpful and informative but definitely design for convenience over comfort. Very enjoyable trip low enough to look down on the small islands. One of my highlights to be honest.

Domestic Economy Male - Maldives
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1 Thank fletchof205
1 review
2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

TMA failed to transport us on time from our resort to Male but continued to inform Emirates we were on time. On arrival at Male we had missed our connection to Dubai. As a result we were left with a $560 “No Show” fee a 12 hour wait at Male and a 6 hour wait at Dubai for the next...

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International Economy Male - Dubai

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2018

The web site does nt recognise the fact a sea plane lands on the sea. - No actual airpot ? Flew from Kuramathi back the Mahle. Approx 20 min flight of outstanding views. I just loved the whole experience and although 60 years old - I want to be a pilot .. ha ha. Thanks crew loved it. Doug and...

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International Economy Male - Columbus

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2018

OHH WOWW !! SEA PLANE .... The best way to arrive at your final holiday destination. I felt like James Bond arriving at some secret location. Travelled 1 st and 13 th May to and from Kuramathi. Could not put this in desitnation box - so I cheated !! Thanks Doug and Julie

International Economy Male - Columbus
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
48 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Just be a bit patient.This has the ability to start off your holiday in a negative way, if you are not aware. They are experiencing some growing pains I feel contribute to the manner in which flights are scheduled. Otherwise the pilots are professional and the ride is a beautiful one over the different atolls. You get some breathtaking views....

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International Economy Dallas - Male

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1 Thank txgirl2009
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The flight with the seaplane is not only a transport, but also another Maldivian attraction. The view from the seaplane to the islands is amazing Bring your camera with you and keep these memories :) Nice and polite staff. Great service

Domestic Economy Male - Maldives
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“Well worth every penny. A must do experience”
dougy222, 15 May 2018 | Read review
“A must do if visiting Maldives. 20 minute flight rather than 2 hour boat trip”
dougy222, 15 May 2018 | Read review
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