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Getting to Madagascar

For an island off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is surprisingly easy to get to. Most major European cities are 1-2 flights away, with the exception of Paris, which offers direct flights. If you are flying from New York, South African Airlines has a flight that goes directly to Johannesburg and then on to Antananarivo, and will get you there in under 20 hours. If you're flying from the Middle East or Asia, it's still possible to reach Madagascar with only one plane change. Those flying from Dubai will most likely want to change in Nairobi and then fly on to Antananarivo. Even Sydney, Australia has a flight that only requires one change, and is 34 hours in duration. From within Africa, Kenya and South Africa both offer direct flights. 

Getting to Madagascar by boat

It is possible to reach Madagascar by boat from mainland Africa, but unless you have ample time, it's in your best interest to fly, as most of the boat options involve cargo boats. 

For information on travel within Madagascar

The following airlines travel to Madagascar

Air France

The French flag carrier. Air France, stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France,. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 93 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France. Website

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Air Madagascar

National air carrier of Madagascar. The Air Madagascar network covers 21 destinations from Madagascar to the Indian Ocean, Africa, Europe and Asia. Since 1961 Air Madagascar has been the reference airline to fly to 11 Malagasy cities. Website

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Delta

Major American airline, with its headquarters Atlanta, Georgia. What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 160 million travelers get to the places they want to go to each year. Delta flies to more than 350 destinations on 6 continents, serving more than 160 million passengers each year. It's an important job, that's why we have 70,000 dedicated employees who are up to the task every day, on every flight. Website

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Etihad

The second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in just ten years established itself as the world’s leading airline. “Etihad” is the Arabic word for “union”. Etihad Airways was established by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003. It commenced operations in November 2003 and has developed into one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation. Website

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Kenya Airways

The flag carrier of Kenya. Kenya Airways was established in February 1977 following the breakup of the East African Community and subsequent disbanding of the jointly-owned East African Airways. KQ now flies to over 60 destinations around the world with over 40 being in Africa. The network expands to many more destinations with partnerships from Codeshare partners. Our Vision is to consistently be a Safe & Profitable Airline that Guarantees World Class Service. Website

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KLM

KLM

The flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded on 7 October, 1919 to serve the Netherlands and its colonies. KLM is today the oldest airline still operating under its original name. KLM has been part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group since the merger in 2004. KLM is the core of the KLM Group, which further includes the wholly-owned subsidiaries KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. Website

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SA Airlink

Regional services in South Africa. Choose Airlink to connect you to 35 destinations in 9 African countries. With more than 21 years of of customer focused experience along with the widest network and choice of flights, you get where you want to be, when you want to be there. Website

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