Trans Maldivian Airways – How does it feel to fly with a Seeplane ?
I am a frequent flyer and had the chance to fly with those small planes but never made the experience to fly with a real seeplane. If you are traveling to Maldives you will have the chance to fly with a seeplane as this is the most common way to get to your resort – “Trans Maldivian Airways” is the most popular Airline and offers also private Tours to enjoy the amazing view in Maldives.
But first to get you in the right mood a short video:
Arriving in Male at the Airpot you will get by bus in about 5 minutes to the Seeplane Airport.
You will see many Seeplanes taking off and landing and you will especially hear them, as they are pretty loud. This noise makes you even more excited.
Two pilots are sitting in the Cockpit and as the door is open you can watch them doing their work.
Safety advices are done by the pilot too, as there is no stewardess or board crew.
The planes are small, i guess we were 11 guests in total and our suitcases, which you can see in the back. There is someone in the back taking care of the suitcases during the flight. Be prepared as its allowed to have only 20kg + 5 kg hand luggage (each Person).
Ready to take off ? Its getting really loud, but this is also a part of that experience.
The plane is taking off very soft and easy , you wont feel this really – for everyone who ist afraid of flying like me. Thats the Airport “Male”
Take a look down while taking off and you will start feeling so happy – its a very exciting feeling combined with much happiness.
Those flight are normally very short – about 25 minutes was the flight to our resort. Sometimes the planes has a short stop at a different resort as the guests have different resorts booked.
After few minutes you will see the first small islands that makes you want to stop and get there.
If you arrive at the airport, please take a look how the plane is landing – its pretty awesome – as inside you won’t feel the way they are landing.
The flight is not really shaky or bumpy as i expected. Its easy, slow and really relaxed.
The plane stops either at a jetty by the resort.
The plane is really close to the beach – so it won’t make you a long way to get to your room.
You don’t need to take care of your suitcases, as everything is perfect organized.
Sometimes the Plane stops in front of the resort and gets to a swimming platform.
Those platforms are not really big, but also very close to the resort.
Yes it looks small, but alle guests and their suitcases can wait here for a boat which goes to the resort then.
You wil see many planes landing and taking off – everytime i saw them i had to run and watch this – its just a very cool experience – its something different to land on the water.
This is Nila, First Officer at Trans Maldivian Airways and our pilot on the way back. Thank you so much again for the fantastic flight!
This is what pilots are wearing – Shorts, white shirt and Flip-Flops as we are in paradise.
A big Thanks to Trans Maldivian Airways for the transfer, the fantastic view and a great experience. Whenever i will visit Maldives i will fly with this Company for sure.
And if you need more impressions or would like to book a private tour or just a regular flight – feel free to visit their website:
Ich bin Sylvia und seit über 6 Jahren bei Instagram aktiv und seit 3 Jahren auch als Reiseblogger unterwegs. Meine Leidenschaft is die Fotografie, denn ein Bild sagt definitiv mehr aus als 1000 Worte. Ich kann hier viel schreiben und erzählen, aber die Bilder halten die wesentlichen Momente so fest, wie ich sie erlebt habe.