Soneva to begin luxury seaplane services

Soneva has announced it will unveil its new 10-seater Twin Otter seaplane in the Maldives.

A DHC-6 Twin Otter has been overhauled by Canada-based IKHANA Group, custom-painted with Soneva's branding in a rich purple on the exterior, and outfitted with new chrome and purple leather interiors. The aircraft has been customised to meet the luxury brand standards of Soneva, with interior panels designed to provide a smoother, cleaner look than the typical commuter aircraft interior.

Soneva added the new plane, which will be in operation by mid-December, will be utilised to transport guests from Velana International Airport (VIA) to Soneva Fushi in Baa Atoll and Soneva Jani in Noonu Atoll. The cost of the roundtrip seaplane transfer will be USD 1,100 return from VIA to Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani.