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Air Madagascar was founded in January 1962 under the name Madair jointly by the Malagasy state and the French airline Air France. When flight operations began in October 1962, the name Air Madagascar was used.

A Boeing 747 was put into service to cope with the growing number of passengers in the 1990s. In 2002, the airline experienced financial difficulties. Airline then called on Lufthansa Consulting to turn the company around. In 2006, airline obtained the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification. However, in 2011, the Malagasy company experienced a new setback when two of its aircraft were banned from flying in European airspace. It is only in 2016 that this ban will be lifted. In the meantime, in 2014, it acquired a new management team, a new website and a new slogan.

In 2015, airline joined the Vanille Alliance, which also includes Air Austral, Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles and Int’Air Îles. In 2017, Air Austral bought part of the capital of Air Madagascar. The following year, the Madagascan company created its regional subsidiary, Tsaradia.

Air Madagascar maintains a fleet of various types of aircraft. In 2020 these included the Airbus A340-300, the ATR 42 and ATR 72, as well as the types Boeing 737-300 and Boeing 737-800. The latter two are used on long-haul connections to France and Thailand. In addition to transporting passengers and cargo, Air Madagascar is also responsible for providing the presidential jet. Air Madagascar guests can claim various awards and cheap flights with the Namako bonus program.

Air Madagascar Hub Airports

Antananarivo Ivato International Airport (TNR / FMMI)

Air Madagascar Classes of Service

The company offers three travel classes. In Economy class, called “Ylang”, passengers are entitled to a baggage allowance of twice 23 kg in the hold and 12 kg in the cabin. In Premium Economy class, the “Vanilla class”, the seats can be tilted 123°, an electrical outlet, a reading light and an audio headset are available to passengers who benefit from check-in at the Business counter and priority treatment of their passengers. luggage. They are entitled to two baggage of 23 kg in the hold and one cabin baggage of 18 kg. The Economy class and the Premium Economy class benefit from the same entertainment offer: each traveler has an individual screen, on-demand movies, music, games and on-board magazine. In Business class, nicknamed “Baobab”, the seats can be tilted 180°. There are many storage spaces and the presence of a large screen. Passengers benefit from priority baggage check-in and processing and lounge access. They are entitled to two pieces of 32 kg in the hold and two pieces of 18 kg in the cabin.

The Madagascan company Air Madagascar operates national and international flights. From its home airport in Antananarivo, which is also the airline’s hub, the company flies to numerous destinations in Madagascar, Oceania and Africa. Long-haul destinations include destinations in France, such as Paris and Marseille, and Thailand. Nationally, the company flies to cities like Analalava, Farafangana and Manakara.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Austral Air Seychelles Thai Airway
Air Mauritius Etihad Airways

Air Madagascar Check-in

Online Check-in

Online and mobile check-in is not possible with the Malagasy airline. It is currently not known whether Air Madagascar is expanding the check-in options. For more information, see the airline’s website.


Airport Check-in

Air Madagascar recommends that passengers check in at least three hours to one hour for long-haul flights, two and a half hours to one hour for regional flights and two hours to 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights.

Air Madagascar Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

On domestic flights, Air Madagascar allows one piece of hand baggage of six kilograms in Economy Class and eight kilograms in Business or Premium Class. On regional flights, a piece of eight kilograms can be carried in Economy Class and a piece of ten kilograms in Premium or Business Class. On long-haul flights, one piece of hand baggage of 12 kg in Economy Class and two pieces of 18 kg in Business and Premium Class are allowed. A piece of hand luggage may never be larger than 115 centimeters. Young children are allowed to carry a diaper bag and a collapsible stroller.

Checked baggage

On domestic flights, 30 kg of luggage can be checked in Business and Premium Class and 20 kg in Economy Class. On regional flights, 35 kilograms of luggage can be checked in in Business and Premium Class and 25 kilograms in Economy Class. On long-haul flights, 40 kg can be checked in Business and Premium Class and 30 kg in Economy Class. There are special conditions on some routes. Small children can check in ten kilograms of luggage, which must be carried in a bag that is no larger than 158 centimeters. A piece of luggage may not exceed 32 kg.

Other luggage

Most special or sports baggage may not be carried within the free baggage allowance and must be registered when booking. A larger musical instrument (not heavier than 75 kg) can be taken in the cabin, for example, if an extra seat is booked.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

Air Madagascar Seat Selection

In the course of the booking process, passengers can choose a seat. Air Madagascar, however, reserves the right to change the standard seats already selected. The airline is currently not providing information on the allocation of comfort seats with more legroom. Customers can find more information on the airline’s website.

Air Madagascar Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Namako Frequent Flyer Program

Air Madagascar offers frequent flyers the Namako bonus programon. Members earn points on every flight with Air Madagascar. The number of points per flight depends on the respective ticket price. Points can be used at Air Madagascar at any time against free flights, the upgrade to a higher transport class and for promotion to one of the four premium membership categories. Participation in the bonus program is free. Members also take part in regular raffles and can win attractive prizes such as free flights, upgrading to Business Class and additional luggage. At Air Madagascar, the points do not correspond to air miles, but to a percentage of the price of the ticket: 7 percent on domestic flights, 12 percent on regional flights and 15 percent on long-haul flights. This points system makes the bonus program transparent and allows

The premium membership at Namako

Those who save their points can qualify for one of the four premium membership categories at Namako. The membership status silver has already been reached with 160 points, the gold status with 1,500 points, the platinum status with 4,000 points and the black status with 7,000 points. Premium membership ensures valuable benefits when making reservations, checking in, excess baggage, choosing a seat and accessing the lounge.

Air Madagascar Food & Beverage

Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.

Air Madagascar Inflight Entertainment

Especially in long distances, Air Madagascar offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.

The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.


The Malagasy airline currently does not offer WiFi during the flight. It is currently unknown whether Air Madagascar’s fleet should be equipped with the Internet in the future. Travelers can find the latest information on the airline’s website.

Air Madagascar Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Air Madagascar.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Air Madagascar Lounge

Depending on the business lounges, lounge areas, you will find a whole range of fine wines and drinks, refreshments, newspapers and magazines, and comfortable sofas at your disposal. The exclusive Air Madagascar business class lounges are generally equipped for working, Wi-Fi connection, internet terminals, work tables. Treatments, massages, spa, can be offered to you in airport lounges depending on the business services of the airlines.

Air Madagascar
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Owner: Madagascar state (89.56%), Other shareholders ARO (insurance company) (5.53%), SONAPAR (2.53%), Air France (1.65%), NY Havana (0.32%) and Employees (0.39%)
Alliance:Vanilla Alliance
Frequent Flyer Program: Namako
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 10
Destinations:  17
Average Age of Aircraft: 18.2
Type of Aircraft: ATR, Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: ATR 42, ATR 72, Airbus A340-300, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-800

Head Office: 31 Avenue de l'Independence, Analakely, 4932 Antananarivo, Madagascar
Phone Number: +261 20 22 510 00
Fax Number: +261 20 22 337 60
E-mail: [email protected]

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