Manta Air introduces a Beechcraft to fleet for the first time

Manta Air's newest addition to the fleet; Beechcraft 1900D.

For the first time ever – Manta Air has introduced a Beechcraft to its fleet.

The newest addition to the fleet, a Beechcraft 1900D, landed at Velana International Airport on Monday evening.

It is a product of United States’ Beech Aircraft Cooperation.

Sun has learned that the aircraft will first undergo a testing phase. If the testing phase is proven a success, more Beechcrafts will be acquired by Manta for regional operations.

Beechcraft 1900D is a 19-seater aircraft that is larger than a seaplane.

Manta said that the new aircraft will create more opportunities in the developing local aviation sector.