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EWA Air gets the official go ahead for launch

Posted 15 September 2013 · Add Comment

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mayotte combined with Air Austral and private investor Yiang have signed the investment protocol necessary for the official launch of the first Mayotte airline called Air EWA

PICTURED: The key investors for the EWA launch

Saturday’s unanimous vote received endorses Mayotte supplying the capital for EWA Air. .
With a capital of €4.4 million, will be owned 52.3 % by Air Austral and 47.7% by other partners, including the Chamber of Commerce Mayotte (22.7% ) and the company Ylang Invest ( 25%).
A dedicated team is being set up with the appointment of a managing director to be announced soon.. The new airline will operate using an ATR 72-500 and plans to serve six direct connections from Dzaoudzi :
Madagascae: Nosy Be - two flights per week and Mahajanga - threevflights per week
Comoros : Moroni - 2 flights per week and an additional frequency in partnership with Air Austral; . Anjouan - 4 flights per week
Tanzania and Mozambique: Pemba - two flights per week , subject to government approval and partnership with AML; Dar Es Salaam one flight per week
"We are very proud to contribute , to the birth of Ewa Air, the first Mayotte company, and a highlight for the island,” said Marie- Joseph Malé, president Ewa Air. “Ewa Air will play a strategic role for the opening and development of Mayotte and to anchor it in the Mozambique Channel , " he said.

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