Air Madagascar Flights

Société Nationale Malgache de Transports Aériens, Société Anonyme is an airline based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. It operates as Air Madagascar, and functions as the national airline. Air Madagascar operates to destinations in Europe and Asia, as well as to the neighbouring African and Indian Ocean island destinations. The airline's main base is at Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo.

Established in March 1947 by Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux, Air Madagascar was initially intended to feed into flights by TAI and Air France. Following the independence of Madagascar, it became the national airline and was renamed Midair. The airline operated on domestic routes but expanded in the late 1960s and 1970s by offering international flights to prime destinations such as France and South Africa.

In January 1962, the airline was renamed to Air Madagascar, and on December 1962, the company changed its name to Société Nationale Malgache des Transports Aériens — Air Madagascar.

Due to political crisis, there was a large drop in the passenger traffic and freight, and the airline's revenues in 2001 suffered. In 2011, the airline was included in the list of carriers banned in the European Union for safety concerns regarding their aging fleet of Boeing 767-300. In 2012, an agreement was made for Air France to wet lease two surplus Airbus A340-300 for a long-term period, allowing Air Madagascar to resume flights to Europe.

As of December 2013, the airline served the following countries: Madagascar, China, Comoros, France, Kenya, Mauritius, Mayotte, Réunion, South Africa, and Thailand.

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