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  • Flights

Madagascar Air Madagascar Madagascar Airlines ready to join IATA's BSP

In November 2021, IATA suspended Air Madagascar from the BSP, a measure it usually uses when there is a risk that an airline will go bankrupt or cease operations. To regain the confidence of its stakeholders and boost load factors, its successor, Madagascar Airlines, is actively preparing its reinstatement.

  • Cruise

Cruise Seaborn Seabourn will do a circumnavigation cruise of Africa

Seabourn will offer its first voyage circumnavigating Africa.

The 90-day Grand Africa Voyage will sail clockwise around the continent from Barcelona, departing Nov. 30, 2024. The 458-passenger Seabourn Sojourn will visit 44 ports in 26 countries, including Alexandria, Egypt; and Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel.

Other cal… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Seaborn Seabourn announces first-ever Grand Africa circumnavigation for 2024

Carnival Corporation’s ultra-luxury brand Seabourn has announced a 90-day Grand Voyage circumnavigation of Africa for 2024, with Seabourn Sojourn departing Barcelona, Spain on November 30th next year.

The 17,000 mile grand voyage, featuring 26 countries and six overnight stays, is the latest move by cruise line’s to capitalise on Africa’s … read more

  • Flights

Madagascar In Madagascar, the airport operator 'pays' the airlines to open new flights

In the context of a rebound in air traffic, after the COVID 19 pandemic, and in order to improve the connectivity of the international airports of Antananarivo and Nosy be, Ravinala Airports, the manager of the two hubs, has launched a "new routes" incentive programme, rewarding airlines that will open new services

  • Accomodation

Hotels Mantis Accor opening Mantis Collection hotels in Madagascar and Zimbabwe

Accor plans to open hotels in Madagascar and Zimbabwe under the Mantis brand, the first for the Mantis brand in both countries. The Mantis Collection is a hospitality company recognized for its commitment to preserving its surrounding communities, wildlife and the environment.

The Mantis Soanambo Hotel & Spa on Nos… read more

  • Flights

Madagascar Airlines Madagascar Airlines takes off

Madagascar Airlines, the new national airline, has obtained its Air Operator Certificate, replacing the former Air Madagascar.

The company obtained its operating licence and transport certificate after meeting the five mandatory regulatory, safety, and security steps, which took approximately one year.  It aims to reach profita… read more

  • Flights

Madagascar Airlines Madagascar Airlines (finally) obtains its AOC and operating licence

Established in December 2021, Madagascar Airlines has since been operating under a management lease the assets of Air Madagascar and its subsidiary Tsaradia, which is in the process of recovery.

But the confusion surrounding its legal and administrative status had given rise to many apprehensions and interpretations. The Civil… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Madagascar Madagascar: towards an international status for the airport of Toliara

Although Madagascar has some 30 airports, it has only three international hubs, serving Antananarivo and Nosy Be. In order to develop the country's economy in general, and tourism in particular, the Malagasy government is currently renovating the airport of Toliara, the largest city in the south of the country.

I… read more

  • Cruise

Cruises Swan Hellenic Swan Hellenic reveals 2023 cultural expedition cruises for Africa

Swan Hellenic has announced its cultural expedition cruises of Africa for 2023 aboard SH Vega and SH Diana, which will sail nine different cultural expedition cruises between March and November 2023.

The two luxury expedition ships will cruise from a range of African ports, including Cape Town in South Africa, the cont… read more

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