Air Madagascar


Air Madagascar

Infobox Airline
airline=Air Madagascar
logo=AirMadagascarLogo.pnglogo_size=
fleet_size=13
destinations=47
IATA=MD
ICAO=MDG
callsign=AIR MADAGASCAR
parent=
founded=1962
headquarters=Antananarivo, Madagascar
key_people=Mr. Heriniaina Razafimahefa (Chairman)
hubs=Ivato International Airport
focus_cities=
frequent_flyer= [http://www.airmadagascar.com/cms/front_content.php?idcatart=27&lang=1&client=1 Namako]
alliance=
website= http://www.airmadagascar.mg/

Société Nationale Malgache de Transports Aériens, operating as Air Madagascar, is an airline based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. It is the national airline operating services to Europe, Asia and neighbouring African and Indian Ocean island cities. It also operates an extensive domestic network. Its main base is Ivato Airport, AntananarivoFlight International 27 March 2007] .

History

The airline was established on 1 January 1962 and started operations on 14 October 1962. It had originally been formed under the name Madair by the government of the then new Malagasy Republic and Air France and changed its name to Air Madagascar in 1963. [http://www.airmadagascar.com/cms/front_content.php?idcat=25 Air Madagascar official website] ] During the 1980s and 1990s, Air Madagascar possessed, among others, one Boeing 747. After severe problems in the 2000 to 2002 period the airline was restructured with assistance from Lufthansa Consulting. In late 2004, the airline unveiled a revised colour scheme. The airline is owned by the Madagascar government (90.6%), Société Nationale de Participation SONAPAR (4.85%), Air France (3.17%), Assurances Ny Havana (0.62%) and employees (0.77%). It employs 1380 staff (at March 2007).

Destinations

Air Madagascar operates the following services (as of April 2007) [ [http://www.airmadagascar.com/cms/upload/pdf/Air_Madagascar_W06_en.pdf | Air Madagascar Flight Schedule 2006] ] [ [http://www.airmadagascar.com/cms/upload/pdf/Air_Madagascar_S07_en.pdf | Air Madagascar Flight Schedule 2007] ] :

*Domestic scheduled destinations: Ambatomainty, Ankavandra, Antalaha, Antananarivo, Antsalova, Antsiranana, Antsohihy, Belo, Besalampy, Farafangana, Fianarantsoa, Maintirano, Majunga, Manakara, Mananjary, Mandritsara, Manja, Maroantsetra, Morafenobe, Morombe, Morondava, Nossi-Be, Sainte Marie, Sambava, Soalala, , Tamatave, Tambohorano, Tôlanaro, Toliara, Tsaratanana, Tsiroanomandidy.

*International scheduled destinations: Bangkok, Dzaoudzi, Johannesburg, Marseilles, Mauritius, Milan Malpensa, Moroni, Nairobi, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, St Denis and St Pierre de la Reunion.

Under consideration is a possible change of the Bangkok route to Singapore and changing the Marseilles route to Geneva. Rationalistaion of all Reunion flights to Saint-Denis is also under consideration.

Fleet

The Air Madagascar includes the following aircraft (as of 6 October 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=MD&al_op=1] :

Previously operated

*2 Boeing 737-200 (as of July 2005) Fact|date=April 2007
*1 Boeing 747-200BM
* Hawker Siddeley 748 (on an Air Madagascar map of 1987)

References

* [http://www.aerotransport.org AeroTransport Data Bank]

External links

* [http://www.airmadagascar.mg Air Madagascar]
* [http://www.aerotransport.org/php/go.php?q=air+madagascar Air Madagascar at ATDB: profile, history and events, contacts and management, historical/current/planned aircraft in fleets]


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