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Maldivian To Add Second Air Ambulance Aircraft, A DHC6 Twin Otter From 15th March


Maldivian, the national airline, has taken a significant step in improving emergency medical services by launching its inaugural Air Ambulance Service.



This service, the first of its kind in the Maldives, is a collaborative effort between Maldivian, the Ministry of Health, and the National Social Protection Agency (NSPA).


To bolster this critical service, Maldivian has already introduced a dedicated aircraft—a Dash8-200. This versatile aircraft will operate to all domestic airports within the Maldives and also provide international services to India and Sri Lanka.


Now, in a further expansion, Maldivian is set to add a second aircraft to its fleet: a DHC6 Seaplane Twin Otter. This amphibious aircraft is uniquely suited to reach nearly all local islands, including those situated far from traditional airports.


With the seaplane’s capabilities, direct flights to remote islands will become more accessible, ensuring timely and efficient medical assistance when needed.


This strategic move underscores Maldivian’s commitment to enhancing emergency healthcare services across the Maldives, benefiting both residents and visitors alike.


The addition of the DHC6 Seaplane Twin Otter will significantly improve the reach and effectiveness of air ambulance operations in the region.



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