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Guangzhou direct from Reunion Island as of 12 February 2017
Air Austral and Air Madagascar conclude their code-sharing agreement for China.
Air Austral and Air Madagascar, drawing on their historical desire for cooperation, are pleased to announce the conclusion of their partnership for the joint service to China. The 1st Antananarivo - Reunion Island - Guangzhou (Canton) flight, will take place on 12 February 2017. This historic launch marks the return of Air Madagascar to Asia and Air Austral’s first regular direct service linking Reunion Island with China.
The starting signal has sounded. On 12 February, Air Austral and Air Madagascar will jointly operate, in accordance with their code share agreement, their first flight to China. Air Madagascar will operate two weekly flights Antananarivo - Reunion Island - Guangzhou with the airline’s A340-300, an aircraft with a total capacity of 275 seats (30 business class, 21 comfort class and 224 economy class). Half of the capacity will be allocated to Air Austral passengers travelling between Reunion Island and Guangzhou.
“As a result of this cooperation, Air Madagascar makes its much-anticipated return to China which is a major economic pole. Air Austral intends to make a major contribution to the national policy of economic and tourist development, which aims at mutually fruitful exchanges between the Asian and Malagasy markets”, said Gilles Filiatreault, CEO, Air Madagascar.
“The official launch of this new connection is a source of pride. It marks the culmination of significant joint efforts and concludes a partnership which is very special for us. It opens good growth prospects for both companies. It is, moreover, an historical moment for Air Austral who can now, with its partner, offer China for the first time as part of a regular and direct service. This is a genuine gateway between two nearby territories for strengthening exchanges in trade and tourism and also for enhancing our alliance”, Marie Joseph Malé, CEO, Air Austral