Air Madagascar

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Air Madagascar is Madagascar's national airline based in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. The airline operates services to Europe, Asia and neighbouring Indian Ocean island destinations. It also operates an extensive domestic network. Its main base is Ivato International Airport, Antananarivo.

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The airline was established in 1962 under the name "Madair", which shortly after was changed to "Air Madagascar". The founder of the airline were the state of Madagascar and Air France. Following a political crisis starting in the year 2000, the airline experienced a downturn in business and was finally restructured under the lead of Lufthansa Consulting GmbH. A complete rebranding in 2004 included a new corporate design and logo. The logo resembles the Ravinala palm tree, which is endemic to Madagascar and also the heraldic tree of Madagascar.

To passengers which choose Air Madagascar for their international inbound and return flights, the airline offers a 30% - 50% discount on domestic flights (except to/from Tulear). Those domestic flights are preferably booked before the trip, but can also be arranged in one of the domestic Air Madagascar offices (see list below). Furthermore, Air Madagascar also has a frequent flyer program named Namako.

In the odd case that a flight is cancelled, Air Madagascar takes great care of the stranded passengers by arranging taxi transfers to/from a hotel and providing meals, all at the expense of the airline. Usually the replacement flight will leave as early as possible on the next day.

Air Madagascar International Flights

Flights to France from Antananarivo to Paris, Marseille.

In 2016 Air Madagascar is offering a promotional fare from Paris to Tana and return for 746€ if the length of stay does not exceed 30 days.

Flights to Asia from Antananarivo to Thailand (Bangkok) and China (Guangzhou).

Air Madagascar Regional Flights

From Antananarivo to Mauritius, Réunion, Mayotte (Dzaoudzi), Comoros (Moroni), Kenya (Nairobi) and South Africa (Johannesburg).

Air Madagascar Domestic Flights

From Antananarivo to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Sambava, Antalaha, Maroantsetra, Sainte Marie (Nosy Boroha), Toamasina (Tamatave), Toalagnaro (Fort Dauphin), Toliara (Tulear), Morondava, Mahajanga (Majunga) and Nosy Be.

The map indicates domestic airports served by Air Madagascar. The airline changes the flight schedule twice a year (in March and October), so not all airports are open for flights during the entire year as well as additional airports are added to the list. For a detailed list of airports, see Madagascar Airports.

Air Madagascar Fleet

Airbus A340-300 (2)
Average cruising speed: 888km/h
Range with full load of passengers: 13.350km
Maximum payload: 43.500kg
Passenger configuration: 30F / 21C / 224Y

Boeing 737-300 (3)
Average cruising speed: 800km/h
Range with full load of passengers: 3.000km
Maximum payload: 14.800kg
Passenger configuration: 12C / 118Y

ATR 42 (2)
Average cruising speed: 440km/h
Range with full load of passengers: 1.389km
Maximum payload: 4.180kg
Passenger configuration: 49Y

ATR 72-500 (2)
Average cruising speed: 480km/h
Range with full load of passengers: 3.148km
Maximum payload: 7.100kg
Passenger configuration: 8C / 62Y

Twin otter (3)
Average cruising speed: 270km/h
Range with full load of passengers: 750km
Maximum payload: 1.850kg
Passenger configuration: 19Y

Air Madagascar Domestic Offices

Air Madagascar's main ticket office on Independence Avenue, Antananarivo

Antananarivo
31, Avenue de l'Indépendance - B.P. 437
Tel: +261 (0)20 22 222 22
Fax: +261 (0)20 22 337 60
Email: commercial@airmadagascar.com
Airport stopover: +261 (0)20 22 442 22

The office is open from 8.30am till noon and from 2pm till 4am. A second reservations office, usuually with less waiting time, can be found in La City shopping centre, located in the Ivandry district of Antananarivo.

Antsiranana / Diego Suarez
5, Rue de Surcouf - B.P. 45
Tel: +261 (0)20 82 293 75
Fax: +261 (0)20 82 293 75
Airport stopover: +261 (0)20 82 227 16

Mahajanga / Majunga
Avenue Gillot - B.P. 17
Tel: +261 (0)20 62 224 21 or +261 (0)20 62 235 65
Fax: +261 (0)20 62 293 75
Airport stopover: +261 (0)20 62 222 59

Morondava
Avenue Phillibert-Tsiranana - B.P. 105
Tel: +261 (0)20 95 521 01
Airport stopover: +261 (0)20 95 520 63

Nosy Be
Route de Dzamandzar-Ambonara - B.P. 112
Tel: +261 (0)20 86 613 60
Airport stopover: +261 (0)20 86 613 13

Sainte Marie / Nosy Boroha
Igossa - Ambodifotatra
Tel: +261 (0)20 57 400 46

Sambava
Tel: +261 (0)20 88 920 37
Airport stopover: +261 (0)20 88 920 58

Taolagnaro / Fort Dauphin
Avenue du Maréchal-Foch - B.P. 97
Tel: +261 (0)20 92 211 22

Toamasina / Tamatave
Avenue de l'Indépendance - B.P. 154
Tel: +261 (0)20 53 326 98
Fax: +261 (0)20 53 338 49
Airport stopover: +261 (0)20 53 320 91

Toliara / Tulear
Rue Henri Martin - B.P. 325
Tel: +261 (0)20 94 415 85 or Tel: +261 (0)20 94 420 58
Aiport stopover: +261 (0)20 94 422 33

Google News

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12-Sep-2017 07:19
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