Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) is a private airline based in Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and is the oldest air transfer operator operating in the Maldives. It operates seaplanes to resort islands.
Originally called Hummingbird Island Helicopters, TMA is the oldest and, in many ways, the most experienced Air transfer operator in the Maldives. It pioneered the use of aircraft to transport tourists to island based resorts. In doing so, it has made a significant contribution to the development of tourism in the Maldives, which in turn has resulted in major benefits to the national economy.
Founded in 1989, the company operated a strictly helicopter fleet of aircraft until the introduction of the first seaplanes in 1997. The transition to a 'seaplane-only' fleet of aircraft was completed in January of 1999. TMA now operates 52 Twin Otters, three of them brand new DHC-6-400 type.
TMA operates its own Sea Plane Terminal at Male` International Airport with many exclusive Resort Lounges and a fleet of air-conditioned buses, VIP vehicles, baggage vehicles and many Dedicated resort Vehicles for intra-airport transfers. The doorstep delivery and pick up at the Resorts is done at floating platforms, customized as Resort Airports. Trans Maldivian transports about 1 million passengers per year.
Resort Transfers to over 80 resort destinations in Maldives
Scenic Photo Flights
Medical/ Emergency Evacuation Flights
Full day/ Half day Excursions