This page provides international flight information for Air France, Air Madagascar and Air Mauritius. To request a quote, visit our Airline Contact Information page. Please read the Notes below the flight descriptions for additional information regarding air fares.
maintains daily flights from major U.S. gateways to Paris (code share and
Frequent Flyer credit with Delta and other "Sky Team" carriers)
connecting to a Paris-Antananarivo flight that operates three times a week (down to twice in the off-season). The flight leaves Paris in mid-morning, allowing short connecting times for passengers arriving from the US East Coast -- though passengers from the West Coast need to spend at least one night in Paris. The return flight leaves Antananarivo a little past midnight, and arrives in Paris around 10am for convenient onward connections to the US. Air France has been using a high-density aircraft for this flight, with a very small business-class cabin, and rather cramped economy-class cabins in which they squeeze 10 seats per row (where just about every other airline has only 9 seats per row): the economy-class section ends up having very narrow aisles and seats that are 17 inches wide instead of the more usual 18", and the very cramped fit on this 10+hours flight will be noticed by passengers whose hips are not very slender or whose shoulders are on the wide side -- and on a full flight, the chance of ending up in a middle seat is 1 in 3. One redeeming feature is the in-seat video, though it is not on-demand (rather, the channels cycle through the various programs on offer). The aircraft also has a small "Alizé" cabin between business and economy, akin to economy-plus on United Airlines, with the classic 18"-wide 9-abreast economy-class seats but with about 36 inches between rows (instead of the usual 32" row spacing).
In addition to its three weekly non-stop flights between Paris and Antananarivo operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, Air Madagascar
provides regional flights between Antananarivo and Mauritius, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Reunion Island, Dzaoudzi (on the island of Mayotte) and Moroni (on the Grande Comore island),
as well as domestic flights within Madagascar. The airline also has two flights per week between Antananarivo and Bangkok and Guangzhou in southern China. Both Boeing 767 aircraft operated by the airline have a business-class cabin with the older-generation reclining "cradle" seats (not fully flat) that are still plenty comfortable, and the entertainment consists of portable video players handed out by the flight attendants. The service, meals, and cocktails-wines-and-liqueurs are comparable to what you would expect on an international flight operated by any of the major US airlines, with Malagasy accents throughout. Economy-class seating is comparable to what is offered by the legacy US airlines, with a 1-in-7 chance of ending up in a middle seat even on a full flight, though there are no individual video screens in economy -- make sure to bring your entertainment with you.
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