Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) is the oldest air transfer operator operating in the Maldives. It operates floatplanes to resort islands.
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 to 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 1999. TMA operates its own Sea Plane Terminal at Male International Airport.