Air Austral and Air Madagascar are aligning their fleets, jointly developing their Saint Denis de la Reunion and Antananarivo hubs, and boosting their long-haul and domestic networks as part of a major plan to be the leading player in the Indian Ocean. In November 2017, La Reunion-based Air Austral closed a strategic partnership deal with struggling carrier Air Madagascar that saw it take a 49% stake, with the condition that Madagascan authorities would clear the airline’s debts and ...

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