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|Airline Name||Air Madagascar||Major Routes||Ivato International Airport ⇔ Suvarnabhumi Airport/Guangzhou Airport/Charles de Gaulle Airport/Johannesburg Airport etc.|
|Official Site||http://www.airmadagascar.com/en||Check-In Counter||
|Year Established||1962||Main Destinations||Bangkok, Guangzhou, Paris, Marseille, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Reunion, Hahaya Comoro etc.|
|Frequent Flyer Program||NAMAKO|
Air Madagascar is the flag carrier of the African island nation of Madagascar. From its humble origins as a “helper” airline for the larger Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux in 1947, the airline was renamed Madair in time for independence in 1961 and made the standard-bearer of the nascent nation. Rechristened Air Madagascar on New Year’s Eve 1962, a succession of failed privatization attempts firmly grounded the company in the control of the government.
Air Madagascar has its hub in Madagascar’s only international airport, Ivato (near the capitol Antananarivo), and it is part of the Vanilla Alliance.
* Please ensure to check the official website of Air Madagascar for updated and detailed information for checked baggage.
* Please ensure to check the official website of Air Madagascar for updated and detailed information for carry-on baggage.
Air Madagascar offers three classes: Economy (Ylang), Premium Economy and Business. Economy class ticket holders access in-flight entertainment (movies, music, games) through a 10.44-inch screen and Air Madagascar Magazine.
In Premium Economy, ticket holders can enjoy more spacious seats, a power socket to charge electronics, a pair of noise-reducing headphones, two free meals (dinner and breakfast) on overnight flights and paid telephone calls. In Business class passengers have access to a 15-inch screen TV, spacious seats with more reclining, and more storage space under their seats.
Air Madagascar’s service was totally not what I expected. It was absolutely copacetic, the real McCoy. You’ll never get an airline with better service than Madagascar. Get this, I was supposed to be flying Economy, right? They tell me there’s one seat left in Business and no one’s claimed it yet, and then they offer me the damn seat! For free! What kind of airline would do that for you? American? Singapore? EVA?
Air Madagascar really lived up to what my travel agent claimed. I was looking for an airline that could get me to Madagascar on the cheap and serve halal meal onboard (I’m Muslim). My travel agent recommended Air Madagascar. So I bought a ticket, checked in, and boarded. And you know what? It was A-OK. The service was great, the flight attendants were nice and chatty, and the food was world-class. I would definitely recommend Air Madagascar to anyone seeking to travel to Madagascar. In the immortal words of Roger Ebert, two thumbs up!” – Mohamed S., Algiers, Algeria
A. You can book tickets directly online at https://www.airmadagascar.com or you can use a third-party agency like Expedia to buy your tickets. It is recommended that you use a third-party website, as their offered ticket prices are often lower than the official website’s due to exclusive deals and other money-saving agreements in place with the airline.
A. Ticket holders need not do anything; the airline will announce the date and time of the replacement flight and will usually give you a partial ticket price refund for the inconvenience caused (unless you are flying on the cheap; promotional class tickets have the stipulation that no refunds are to be made).
A. If you already have a ticket, you only need to supply the check-in desk with your Namako account number. If you have yet to buy a ticket, you can enter your Namako account number on the website before your ticket purchase.
Air Madagascar’s frequent flyer rewards program is called Namako (“my friend” in Malagasy). There are four tiers available: Silver is the lowest tier, then Gold, Platinum, and finally, the most covered tier is Black. To sign up, you must first have purchased and used a ticket for an Air Madagascar flight. Then, you can go to any Air Madagascar ticket counter or their website and sign up, including details from your first trip with them. You will then receive an account number, which you must use on any subsequent ticket purchases with Air Madagascar to receive frequent flyer rewards.