Can you take a guess where Air Madagascar is based? If you guessed Madagascar, pat yourself on the back. If you knew its headquarters is located in Antananarivo, Madagascar, give yourself a double pat. The airline’s official name is SociÃ©tÃ© Nationale Malgache des Transports AÃ©riens, but goes by “Air Madagascar” for short (good thinking).
The airline was founded in 1947 using two DC-3’s and six de Havilland DH89’s. Currently it has a fleet of three ATR 42’s, two ATR 72’s, four Twin Otters, three Boeing 737’s and two Boeing 767’s. Back in 1979, the airline purchased a Boeing 747-200B, which was phased out in 1999 by the Boeing 767-300.
Air Madagascar mostly flies to destinations in Africa, but also to China, Thailand and France.
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