Air Madagascar Boeing 767-300 (5R-MFF)

Air Madagascar Boeing 767-300 (5R-MFF)

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 Socit Nationale Malgache des Transports Ariens, 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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