Finding cheap flights to Madagascar for your dream trip to view lemur and chameleon on this unique island depends strongly on where you are flying from.
Long haul direct flights to Madagascar are only available from Europe and Asia at the moment. There are no direct routes from North America or Australasia, so if you are coming from those areas you will need to fly via Europe, Asia, Kenya, South Africa or the islands of Mauritius, Comores, Reunion or Mayotte.
Really cheap flights to Madagascar will probably come from using the national carrier, but the country is also serviced by other airlines - Air France (Paris direct), Air Mauritius (e.g. London, Rome, Cape Town, Sydney, Perth, Hong Kong via Mauritius) and Interair (Johannesburg).
I lived in the United Kingdom for a number of years and when I went back to Africa to visit my family I always followed some simple guidelines to make sure I found the best prices.
Air ticket prices vary so wildly that it's worth making sure you don't pay more than you have to before going on a trip.
Air Madagascar is the country's national airline and they have more than 40 years of experience under their belt. Their network connects 40 destinations in Madagascar with about 20 regional flights and 9 long-haul ones.
Advice from previous travellers is to make use of a few domestic flights for the longer distances, as the roads are quite bad and ground transport not the best.
There are six major airports on the island (but over a hundred in total)...
|Italy, Seychelles||Nossi-be/Nosy Be (NOS)|
|Kenya, Comores, Mayotte||Mahajanga/Majunga (MJN)|
|Reunion & Mayotte islands||Antsiranana/Diego Suarez (DIE)|
|Mauritius, Reunion islands||Toamasina/Tamatave (TMM)|
|Reunion||Tolagnaro/Fort Dauphin (FTU)|
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