Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) was named the World’s Leading Seaplane Operator 2017 at the World Travel Awards 2017. The World’s Largest Seaplane Operator won back the title this year. Previously TMA was awarded the same in 2015 and 2014 consecutively.
Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt. has one of the biggest seaplane fleets in the world. TMA operates an all-amphibian fleet of 49 aircraft made up of one DHC-6-100, one DHC-6-200, 44 DHC-6-300s, and three DHC-6-400s. In 2016, TMA operated over 120,000 flights, flying close to a million passengers across the archipelago.