List of Air Madagascar destinations

Air Madagascar was established as Madair on 1 January 1962 (1962-01-01) by Air France and the original 1947-formed Air Madagascar —subsidiary of Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux (TAI) at that time[1] when it took over the domestic routes operated by these two airlines.[2] Air France and Air Madagascar initially had a 44% and 36% stake in Madair, respectively, while the Malagasy government held the balance.[3] On 20 October 1961,[4] intercontinental services were started, flying a weekly TananariveDjiboutiNice–Paris service using a DC-7 leased from TAI.[5]

Madair changed its name to Air Madagascar in 1963.[6] That year, a regional service to the Comoro Islands was launched using DC-4 equipment. An agreement with Air France permitted the company to start Boeing 707 flights to Paris via Djibouti; they commenced in July 1964 (1964-07). Johannesburg was made part of the route network on 6 August 1967.[4]

By March 1970 (1970-03), the carrier operated an extensive domestic network plus regional routes to the Comoro Islands, Johannesburg and Réunion Island and a weekly intercontinental 707 service to Paris via Djibouti and Marseille.[7] Thirty years later, Dzaoudzi, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Moroni, Nairobi, Paris, Rome, Singapore and St. Denis de la Reunion comprised the international list of destinations, whereas Ambanja, Ambatomainty, Ambatondrazaka, Analalava, Ankavandra, Antalaha, Antsalova, Antsiranana, Antsohihy, Belo, Besalampy, Farafangana, Fianarantsoa, Fort Dauphin, Mahanoro, Maintirano, Majunga, Mampikony, Manakara, Mananara, Mananjary, Mandritsara, Manja, Maroansetra, Miandrivazo, Morafenobe, Morombe, Morondava, Nossi-Be, Port Berge, Sambava, Soalala, Ste Marie, Tamatave, Tambohorano, Tsaratanana, Tsiroanomandidy, Tulear, Vatomandry and Vohemar made up the domestic route network.[8] Air Madagascar launched flights to Guangzhou on 6 July 2009.[9]


As of August 2019, Air Madagascar operates to the following destinations:[10]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
China Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport [10][11]
Comoros Anjouan Ouani Airport [12]
Moroni Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport [10]
Djibouti Djibouti City Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport Terminated [13]
France Marseille Marseille Provence Airport Terminated [10]
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Terminated [5]
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport [10]
Germany Munich Munich Airport Terminated [14]
Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport Terminated [15]
Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Terminated [8]
Kenya Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [12]
Madagascar Ambanja Ambanja Airport Terminated [8]
Ambatomainty Ambatomainty Airport [12]
Ambatondrazaka Ambatondrazaka Airport Terminated [8]
Ambilobe Ambilobe Airport Terminated [14]
Analalava Analalava Airport Terminated [8]
Andriamena Andriamena Airport Terminated [14]
Ankavandra Ankavandra Airport [12]
Antalaha Antsirabato Airport [12]
Antananarivo Ivato International Airport Hub [12]
Antsalova Antsalova Airport [12]
Antsiranana Arrachart Airport [12]
Antsohihy Ambalabe Airport Terminated [8]
Belo sur Tsiribihina Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport [12]
Besalampy Besalampy Airport [12]
Boriziny Port Bergé Airport Terminated [8]
Farafangana Farafangana Airport [12]
Fianarantsoa Fianarantsoa Airport Terminated [8]
Mahajanga Amborovy Airport [12]
Maintirano Maintirano Airport [12]
Mampikony Mampikony Airport Terminated [8]
Manakara Manakara Airport Terminated [8]
Mananjary Mananjary Airport [12]
Mandritsara Mandritsara Airport Terminated [8]
Manja Manja Airport [12]
Maroantsetra Maroantsetra Airport [12]
Miandrivazo Miandrivazo Airport Terminated [8]
Morafenobe Morafenobe Airport [12]
Morombe Morombe Airport [12]
Morondava Morondava Airport [12]
Nosy Be Fascene Airport [12]
Sainte-Marie Sainte Marie Airport [10]
Sambava Sambava Airport [12]
Soalala Soalala Airport [12]
Tambohorano Tambohorano Airport Terminated [8]
Tolagnaro Tôlanaro Airport [10]
Toamasina Toamasina Airport [12]
Toliara Toliara Airport [10]
Tsaratanana Tsaratanana Airport Terminated [8]
Tsiroanomandidy Tsiroanomandidy Airport [12]
Vatomandry Vatomandry Airport Terminated [8]
Vohemar Vohemar Airport Terminated [8]
Mauritius Port Louis Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport [10]
Mayotte Dzaoudzi Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport [10]
Réunion Saint-Denis Roland Garros Airport [10]
Seychelles Mahé Seychelles International Airport Terminated [14]
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Terminated [8]
South Africa Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport [16]
Switzerland Zürich Zürich Airport Terminated [13]
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminated [17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The World's airlines – Air Madagascar". Flight International. 81 (2770): 553. 12 April 1962. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Madagascar's New Airline". Flight International: 162. 1 February 1962. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ "THE WORLD'S AIRLINES – Madair" (pdf). Flight International: 570. 12 April 1962. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b Guttery (1998), p. 113.
  5. ^ a b "AIR COMMERCE..." (pdf). Flight International: 772. 17 May 1962. Retrieved 18 August 2011. This DC-7C is leased from the French independent TAI by Madair, the recently formed flag carrier of the Republic of Madagascar. It is used to operate a once-weekly Paris-Nice-Djibouti-Tananarive service
  6. ^ "AIR COMMERCE... – Madair No More" (pdf). Flight International: 8. 3 January 1963. Retrieved 18 August 2011. The Madagascan airline Madair has changed its name to Air Madagascar.
  7. ^ "World airlines 1970 – Air Madagascar (Société National Malgache de Transports Aériens)". Flight International. 97 (3185): 469. 26 March 1970. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "World Airline Directory – Air Madagascar". Flight International. 157 (4722): 62. 4–10 April 2000. ISSN 0015-3710. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Air Madagascar inaugurates Guangzhou route". Airline Route. 7 July 2009. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Air Madagascar International Timetable (Effective 28 October 2018 (2018-10-28)–30 March 2019 (2019-03-30))" (PDF). Air Madagascar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Air Madagascar resumes Guangzhou service from Feb 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Programme de vols" [Schedules]. Air Madagascar (in French). Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Air Madagascar (Société Nationale Malgache de Transports Aériens)" (pdf). Flight International: 59. 24–30 March 1993. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d "World Airline Directory – Air Madagascar" (pdf). Flight International: 42. 1–7 April 1998. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  15. ^ "Air Madagascar 2008 Long-Haul Schedule". Airline Route. 11 March 2008. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013.
  16. ^ "Air Madagascar resumes Antananarivo – Johannesburg from mid-June 2019".
  17. ^ "Air Madagascar Moves Forward Asia Service Cancellation to Jan 2016". Airline Route. 4 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 January 2016. 


  • Guttery, Ben R. (1998). Encyclopedia of African Airlines. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0495-7.