AIR MADAGASCAR AXES JOHANNESBURG FLIGHTS LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AFTER LAUNCHING THEM
(Posted 07th December 2019)
Effective 08th of January will Air Madagascar halt flights from Antananarivo to Johannesburg, which the airline only launched in June this year. The twice weekly flights were operated with a Boeing B737-800NG and faced stiff competition from South African Airways, which serves the route daily using an Embraer E190.
The airline is once again suffering setbacks following an initial period of high hopes when Reunion based French airline Air Austral acquired 49 percent in Air Madagascar. However, the apparent lack of cash injections and other operational challenges seems to have Air Austral take a step back from the partnership, following which the Madagascar government – unsuccessfully until now – tried again to find international partners injecting capital