#MAYOTTE’S EWA AIR TAKES DELIVERY OF TWO ATR72-600
(Posted 07th January 2019)
Air Austral subsidiary Ewa Air, based on the French Indian Ocean territory of Mayotte, has reportedly completed their planned fleet overhaul.
Two new ATR72-600 arrived at on New Year’s eve on the island, allowing the existing two ATR72-500 to be phased out in due course.
Both aircraft bear French registration and the airline is licensed in France under EASA regulations.
Ewa Air currently flies from its base in Dzaoudzi to Moroni and Anjouan in the Comoros, to Dar es Salaam – the airline’s only route to the African mainland and to Pemba / Mozambique. Other destinations include Nosy Bey, Antsiranana and Majunga on the island of Madagascar.
This move was reported by ATCNews in July last year https://atcnews.org/2018/07/15/ewa-air-of-mayotte-signs-purchase-agreement-for-two-atr72-600/
Mayotte is part of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands cooperation, seeking to promote the member islands – Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros and Seychelles – and the partnership has also extended to the aviation sector where the respective carriers aim to improve connectivity between the islands.