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Flying from Asia and Oceania


Air Madagascar offers a suitable connection from Bangkok to Antananarivo, which connects both capitals via Reunion on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 01:00 am. It goes back to Bangkok on Mondays and Fridays (approximate landing time at 22:30 pm). A flight ticket for this journey can cost you about 1.000 US$. Bangkok is connected with Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on Mondays and Fridays with an Air Madagascar airplane, which leaves the origin cities at around 21 pm local time, arriving to Bangkok approximately at 22:30 with plenty of time to catch your Tana flight at 01 am. To get back to Hong Kong, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur you will unfortunately have to wait until 8 am on the next morning, that is on Tuesday and Saturday. However a clear advantage of choosing Air Madagascar is that you can check all your baggage through! Further information under: www.airmadagascar.com.

plane Another pricey option is taking an Air Mauritius flight to Mauritius and then change into the Air Madagascar aircraft which connects both cities on the Pacific Ocean (350 US$ more or less). Air Mauritius connects following Asian cities with the small Pacific island: Kuala Lumpur (flying to Mauritius on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and back on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays) and Singapore (flying to Mauritius on the same week days than from Kuala Lumpur). Flight tickets from these two cities are often very cheap and might cost merely 620 US$.    
Web: www.airmauritius.com
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If you wish to fly from the Indian subcontinent opting for Kenya Airways is surely one of the cheapest choices as you can obtain with a bit of good like bargains like 740 US$ for a return ticket from Mumbai to Johannesburg (flight operates daily excepting at weekends). From Johannesburg you can take the connecting flight to Tana with Air Madagascar (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) The approximate return price for this connection flight would be around 650 US$. Or you can fly to Nairobi (daily flights from Mumbai for less than 550 US$) and from Nairobi catch the Air Madagascar flight to Tana (only on Wednesdays! –also back-, prices approximately 700 US$). Check the valid schedules of both airlines at: www.kenya-airways.com and www.airmadagascar.com.

South African Airlines also operates an almost daily flight from Mumbai to Johannesburg, though prices might be a little bit higher (around 1.000 US$ for a return ticket).

If you are flying from Japan you can take an aircraft of Japan Airlines from Tokyo to Bangkok and fly from there with Air Madagascar to Tana (see description above). Prices and schedules of Japan Airlines under: www.jal.com.

Flying from Australia via South Asia or South Africa might be quite more expensive, since average prices from Sydney to Bangkok with Qantas cost around 1.200 US$ and you still have to add the connection flight from Bangkok to Antananarivo, which can be further 1.000 US$. Unfortunately South African Airlines does not offer a much better price (a return ticket from Sydney to Johannesburg cost around 1.600 US$). The connection flight to Tana can cost approximately 650 US$.

A much pricier option is taking the Air Mauritius flight which connects Mauritius with following Australian cities: Melbourne and Sydney (flies on Tuesdays and back on Mondays, ticket prices around 1.400 US$) and Perth (flies on Wednesdays and on Saturdays return at an average price of only 1.000 US$). In Mauritius you change into the Air Madagascar aircraft which connects with Tana (350 US$ more or less). For bookings and current flight schedules check: www.airmauritius.com.

Finally, if your country of residence is New Zealand things get much more complicate but not impossible. You can take either a Qantas or a New Zealand flight to Perth (about 800 US$) and from there fly with Air Mauritius and Tana (further 1400 US$).