The National Airline Company “Air Madagascar”
was founded under the name MADAIR. The new company ensured the servicing
of the domestic network and, in agreement with AIR FRANCE, ensured in parallel
the Antananarivo-Paris route, as well as the destinations of Djibouti, Reunion
Island, and the Comoros. One year later (1963), the Company was renamed
as AIR MADAGASCAR.
To fulfil its international role in
the region, AIR MADAGASCAR opened lines servicing Mauritius, Kenya, and South
Africa. In 1976, this regional network was expanded to Seychelles.
Purchase of a B747-200 which enabled the
Company to fly to Zurich, Frankfurt, Munich and Rome.
AIR MADAGASCAR expanded its international
network to Asia and opened an Antananarivo-Singapore route, which was later
changed to Antananarivo-Reunion-Singapore.
Initiation of the restructuring process
of the Company.
The turnaround program of Air
Madagascar became profitable.
To better serve the needs of our customers, Air
Madagascar adds a second B767-300 long range aircraft to its fleet
and launches services to two new destinations: Bangkok and Milan.