Flights to Madagascar information
|Popular destinations||Antananarivo, Tolanaro, Nosy Be|
|Flights depart from||South Africa|
|Flight price||R6 872|
|Distance||2 437 km|
|Avg. flight duration||3h 08m|
|Airlines||Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Ethiopian Air, SAA, Kenya Airways|
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How long is the flight to Madagascar?
The average direct flight from South Africa to Madagascar takes 13h 28m, covering a distance of 2390 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Antananarivo with an average flight time of 2h 55m.
What is the cheapest flight to Madagascar?
The cheapest ticket to Madagascar from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R6 872. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Antananarivo and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R6 872.
Which airlines fly to Madagascar?
SAA & Air Madagascar fly the most frequently from South Africa to Madagascar. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Antananarivo, and SAA and Air Madagascar fly this route the most.
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Pros: Staff was nice. Worked to make sure we were seated in a way that helped us stay together. Plenty of space. Courteous staff.
Cons: Flight was delayed leaving Antananarivo. Flight arrived slightly late to Port Louis (Mauritius). Wanted to get food at airport in Reunion as we got to Reunion at 8:25 pm and had left home (to get to airport in Antananarivo at 2:30 pm, were only served a small snack on flight - it was only 1 hour long), but there was no ATM in the terminal and the only place serving food did not accept international credit cards.
Pros: We had a ridiculously tight transit, arriving in Addis Ababa 20 minutes before our Madrid flight was meant to depart, and I was amazed by the outstanding support and assistance provided by the ground staff. Every single person who was meant to make the connecting flight did—and our luggage did too!
Pros: I sat onseat 8c on this old Airbus 319 and my knees were killing me so little legroom. Im only 1.78m
Cons: Take out one row and give cattle class a little bit mor space please. I already have deep vein trombosis from flying.
Pros: Flight staff were very nice.
Cons: Flight delayed and rerouted without notice. If at all possible avoid Air Madagascar. At the very least, plan for the possibility of flight cancellations and extreme delays because that seems to be the norm.
Pros: 1. Friendly welcoming crew 2. Comfortable seats 3. Reasonable selection of entertainment 4. Clean amenities
Cons: 1. Although i requested Halal food in advance, when i booked my flight, non was provided. 2. I got to the boarding gate, 10 minutes before the plane was initially scheduled to take off. I was the second last person to board the aircraft because there was a long queue at Passport control with only one officer for a prolonged period. The man at the final boarding checkpoint, insisted that i was late because of shopping, and insisted on me catching a new flight the following day. He said that they had already filled up the plane with Stand By passengers, and my bags had already been off loaded. I had to beg him to allow me to board, and eventually he did. About 10 minutes after the scheduled departure time, the captain announced that they were waiting for one more guest, and the flight actually left about 20 minutes later then schedule anyway. This series of evens led me to believe that the man at the boarding gate was trying to elicit a bribe from me.
Cons: The flight was delayed for hours in Delhi with no notice, making us spent the night at the airport. The flight was supposed to get to Abidjan around noon, but because of the delay, we missed the connection and the next available flight was the next day which would mean I missed my next flight and a work conference. In Delhi, the Ethiopian Airlines people assured me that it could be worked out in Addis, and that they could change my final destination to get me where I needed to go. However, in Addis, the employees were rude and did not even read the email that the Delhi people sent them. They would not do anything except send me to Abidjan the following day, which was useless since I already had to be in the US by then. The level of service is incredibly poor and disorganized, with many people having to wait for hours to even talk to someone and no information about what needs to be done. In the end, i had to purchase a new ticket to get to my destination. Had I known this was the case in Delhi, and that i would have to purchase a new ticket, I would have done so in Delhi rather than waiting all night and going to Addis. I fly very often and this is both the worse experience and service I’ve ever experienced on a flight, and they weren’t even able to get me to my destination.
Pros: Got a notification well in advance that it would be significantly delayed.
Cons: IT WAS 13 HOURS LATE!!! Made me miss an important dinner, lost opportunity to sleep before an important day of conference meetings, and missed a breakfast meeting as well. Valuable time was lost due to this absurd delay. Seats were small. Won't rely on Air Mauritius again.
Cons: Arrived 20 - 25 minutes late on connecting flight Air Austral from Johannesburg. But the real problem is transfer at St. Denis - worst ever encountered. There is only one security station in a cramped stuffy area ... staffed by 8 slow, useless and unfriendly people. The technology must be outdated, because although your cabin bag, laptop case etc. is scanned, before scanning every bottle (no matter how small ... even 50ml or 100ml), makeup etc. is manually searched for then taken by hand and scanned in a separate device. Also any duty-free in a sealed pouch is taken, opened, then re-packed in a new IDENTICAL pouch and sealed !!!aaarrrrggggh?? Do this x 100 passengers (all travelling to Port Louis from Johannesburg via Saint Denis) and your Air Austral scheduled 1 hour transfer time is a joke ... with this frustrating process they need 2.5 hours minimum. Coupled with Air Austral late arrival of 20 minutes departed about 80 minutes late. The joke of it is the plane from Saint Denis to Port Louis is the same plane as used for Johannesburg - Saint Denis leg ... so why disembark the 90% passengers going to Port Louis at all ... leave them on the plane and only disembark those few for Saint Denis.
Pros: Plenty leg room space.
Cons: Interesting to see that they use the older plains to routes to "not so developed" countries, where they seem to account China. On other routes, the airline seems to be using much better plains with better overall service. I will surely avoid use this airline on flights from / to China.
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