The new Embraer E-190 E2 that Madagascar Airlines has ordered to strengthen its fleet will not arrive for this month of June. The information was confirmed by the Minister of Transport and Meteorology, Valery Ramonjavelo on Wednesday. Initially scheduled to return to service this June, the aircraft will finally be expected by September. For the member of the government, it is a question of completing the technical and financial aspects for the acquisition of the device. “There are still technical and financial details to refine, but we are in the process of finalizing” reassures Valery Ramonjavelo. He continues: “We strongly hope that at the latest, a device can arrive in September”. He also mentions the fact that one of the planes is already being painted. Be that as it may, the main objective of the government is to increase the frequency of national and international flights in order to be able to make the most of the reception capacity of the airports of the Big Island. “As you know, Madagascar Airlines currently has only two flights per week, we will increase our national and international flights, especially during this summer period for the High season, but also in the long term” indicates the Minister transports. The airports of the Big Island can accommodate a total of approximately 1 million 500 thousand visitors each year. The acquisition of aircraft of the Embraer E-190 type could considerably increase the frequency of regional services and even more. Indeed, the Brazilian-made aircraft, also known as “CityHopper” has a maximum capacity of 120 to 140 passengers with a range of 3,300 to 4,500 kilometers. Capacities that will help restore the image of Madagascar Airlines and thereby attract even more tourists.
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