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Manta Air is a Maldivian domestic commuter airline that operates scheduled flights within the Maldives. The airline carrier operates out of its hub at Dhaalu Airport (DDD). The airline was founded in 2016, they welcomed its first aircraft in November 2018 and officially announced the brand in November 2018. Manta Air went on to then receiving the Air Operators Certificate in February 2019 and officially began operations later that same month with its land-based aircraft operations.

Fly with Manta Air for an unforgettable experience and enjoy stunning views of the coral islands surrounded and turquoise waters. The airline is on a mission to offer a unique and special flying experience, with exceptional customer service and a premium onboard experience.

Manta Air operates a fleet of ATR 72s turboprop aircraft and De Havilland DHC-6. The ATR 72s is used for scheduled flights and can carry 332 passengers. The airline decided to remove seats when fitting the brand-new aircraft in order to provide passengers with greater legroom.

Manta Air currently operates 4 regularly scheduled flights within the Maldives.

Looking for flights to the Maldives? Manta Air operates private charter and scheduled passenger flights to the Maldives. You can search and book flights with this airline using the search form at the top of the page. When you book through Alternative Airlines, you can do so in confidence, thanks to our easy-to-use booking process and Customer Service Team on-hand to help.

Baggage Policy

Manta Air has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy. Your baggage allowance will also depend on the cabin class you fly in.

Carry-on Baggage

The airline's carry-on baggage allowance includes a 7kg cabin class and other items. All baggage must be weighed.

Checked Baggage

Manta Air passengers are permitted to take 22kg of baggage per person in the Comfort Class and 30kg in the Sapphire Class. Baggage allowance is route depending and will be detailed during the booking process. Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate.

Cabin Classes

Manta Air passengers can choose to fly in Economy or Business class.

Economy Class

The airline mostly operates short flights. In Economy class (called 'Comfort Class'), the airline provides amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks, and the option of choosing your seat.

What are seats like?

Seats are positioned in a 1 x 2 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle, or both. The seat pitch is adjustable.

Business Class

As well as 'Comfort', the airline also offers an up upgrade entitled 'Sapphire Class', which is equivalent to a Business Class offering. As well as carry-on baggage, each passenger is can also check-in 30kg of cargo baggage (route depending).

What are seats like?

Seats are customised to provide the best comfort, with additional legroom. Customers can relax and fly in comfort and luxury. The seat pitch is adjustable.


Manta Air passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline.

Airport Check-in

When passengers arrive at the terminal of the airport, they will hand in their boarding pass and the airline will take care of their luggage. It would take a few minutes for you to get checked in. The airline emphasis that passengers are advised to arrive 2 hours before their scheduled departure time and closes 30 minutes before. The airline cabin crew from there will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.

Frequent Flyer Programme

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

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Destinations that Manta Air flies to

As of January 2022, the airline operates scheduled flights to 4 destinations within the Maldives: Baa Atoll, Dhaalu Atoll, Male, and Kooddoo. The airline operates regular flights to and within the Maldives.

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Hub Airport

Dhaalu Airport (DDD)

Dhaalu Airport (DDD) is a regional public airport in Dhaalu Atoll, within the Maldives. The airport has a single runway of 1.8m long. The only airline that flies to and from Dhaalu Airport (DDD) is Manta Air.


As of January 2022, the airline operates a fleet of state-of-the-art ATR72-600's. These aircraft are brand-new, and the airline has removed some seats in order to provide greater legroom. The airline also operates a fleet of seaplanes, used for charter operations.

  • 3 x ATR 72-600 (64 passengers per aircraft) leased from Nordic Aviation Capital.
  • 7 x De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (20 passengers per aircraft)

Frequently asked questions

What is Manta Air's flight schedule?

Manta Air operates regular daily scheduled passenger flights domestically within the Maldives. You can use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights.

Where does Manta Air fly to?

The airline flies to 4 destinations within the Maldives: Baa Atoll, Dhaalu Atoll, Male, and Kooddoo.