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First successful flight between Réunion Island, Fort Dauphin and Tulear

Posted 6 December 2018 · Add Comment

The first flight of Air Austral and Air Madagascar partner airlines to Fort Dauphin and Tulear flew successfully on Monday, December 3, 2018

 An official delegation was present during this flight comprised of Malagasy Finance Minister , the President of the Board of Directors of Air Madagascar, the General Manager of Air Madagascar and the President and CEO of Air Austral.

Air Madagascar and Air Austral thus take a new step towards the success of their strategic partnership. This flight represents an unprecedented air bridge, between the South Malagasy and the Reunion Island.
 
The La Réunion - Fort Dauphin - Tulea link will  be operated jointly by B737-800s of the two airlines.
 
"This new link opens up new prospects for opening up the cities of Tulear and Fort Dauphin , which will be beneficial to many other cities of southern Madagascar", said Vonintsalama Andriambololona, Minister of Finance of Madagascar.
 
"The opening of this route is a fundamental step forward in anchoring our positions in the Indian Ocean. It is a win-win partnership, based on principles of balance and reciprocity for the benefit of our customers and more broadly for the benefit of travelers within the Indian Ocean ", underlined Marie Joseph Malé, Air Austral CEO.
 
"We pursue with energy, enthusiasm, passion and success our roadmap, with a fundamental objective in mind, the recovery of the Malagasy national company through the success of our strategic partnership", concluded Besoa Razafimaharo, General Manager of Air Madagascar.
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