Corsair is back in Madagascar

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The airline company Corsair International rekindled its relationship between Paris And Antananarivoafter four years of absence in Madagascar.

Since June 27, 2023, the French company has offered two flights per week between its base in Paris-Orly and the airportAntananarivo-Ivatooperated via a technical stopover in Réunion in an Airbus A330-900 that can accommodate 20 passengers in Business class, 21 in Premium and 311 in Economy (including 33 in Economy Plus, i.e. 352 seats in total). Departures are scheduled Tuesday and Friday at 9:20 p.m. to arrive the next day at 1:20 p.m., return flights leaving Tananarive Wednesday and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. to land the next day at 7:25 a.m. (average flight time 3:15 p.m.).

Corsair is in direct competition with Air France and Air Madagascar (Madagascar Airlines) on this route, more indirectly Air Austral, Air Mauritius, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Announced last March, this route was originally launched by Corsair in November 1996then abandoned at the beginning 2019 following the loss of traffic rights regional between Reunion and the Big Island. Corsair “confirms its ambition to increase its presence in the Indian Ocean, which constitutes a pillar for the development of its network. For this launch, Corsair worked in close collaboration with the Malagasy authorities”, underlines its press release.

Corsair recalls that “during its 23 years of presence on the Red Island, it has supported its touristic but also economic and social development by promoting the exchange of people and freight, as well as by generating local employment and by s committed to the NGO Aéropartage. Since 2017, Corsair has called on the company ADM Value for the management of its customer relationship, generating 50 local jobs”.

Serving Antananarivo is part of Corsair’s history. The Corsair teams are delighted to meet their customers in this destination, with the latest generation aircraft, A330neos, which are more respectful of the environment, helping to preserve Madagascar’s biodiversity. », declared the Chairman and CEO of Corsair Pascal de Izaguirre,

Corsair operates from Paris/Orly, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Nantes regular flights to the Caribbean (Guadeloupe, Martinique), the Indian Ocean (Reunion, Mauritius, Mayotte, Madagascar), Africa (Côte d’ Ivoire, Mali, Benin) and Canada (Montreal).

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