Official opening of the new Ivato Airport

Official opening of the new Ivato Airport

Air : official opening of the new Ivato airport

The new Ivato airport has finally been inaugurated. The management of Ivato and Nosy-Be airports is officially entrusted to Ravinala Airports. Official opening of the new Ivato Airport : the concession contract for these airports enters into force from that day (Thursday 16 December 2021).

Madagascar Airlines flight from Paris CDG, arrived today, was the first flight that antananarivo Airport's new international terminal welcomed.

“Thanks to the opening of this new airport infrastructure of 17 500 m² which can accommodate up to 1,5 million passengers per year, Madagascar acquires an International terminal with the best international standards
This new terminal is also a place to live, a showcase of Malagasy flora and culture, at the service of the economic and tourist development of Madagascar.” Ad Ravinala Airports.

Ticket prices down due to theOfficial operation of the new Ivato airport

Good news : This revised contract will inevitably lead to lower ticket prices.

"Every investment must be translated into a partnership approach that is mutually beneficial to all stakeholders., contribute to the achievement of our emergence objectives and satisfy the expectations of the Malagasy population. This is a principle to which I am personally attached.", said President Andry Rajoelina during the event.

New airport – operational from this 16 December

The new international terminal, brand new in Ivato, will thus be operational from this day. All regional and international flights, arrivals and departures, will be transferred to this new airport.

The signing ceremony of this concession contract took place yesterday at the State Palace of Iavoloha, in the presence of President Andry Rajoelina. According to him, the old contract signed between the former HVM regime and Ravinala Airports was disadvantageous for the Malagasy State. He therefore got personally involved to obtain his review.. He participated in intense negotiations that lasted several months and resulted in this agreement..

For Madagascar and for the Malagasy people

It should be noted that the parking fee provided for in the initial contract that Air Madagascar had to pay to Ravinala Airports amounts to 600 EUR million. In the new contract, this parking fee is revised to 60 EUR million.

This is certainly the reason why the Head of State evokes in particular a positive and constructive contract for Madagascar and for the Malagasy people. It is the interest of the Malagasy people that must be put forward.

Also, the concession of 28 years provided for in the initial contract. Both parties agreed on the reduction of the concession period. And Ravinala Airports will end its management as soon as its financial objectives are reached.

Among the main lines of this agreement are, among others, :

  • the waiver of claims in favour of the Compagnie Nationale,
  • a reduction in the number of 50% parking fees for Air Madagascar aircraft,
  • and above all an increase in the fixed concession fee, that goes from 3 million euros to 4 EUR million.

On the other hand, the cost of renting the spaces and technical rooms that Air Madagascar occupies, was colossal. But in the end, they maintained it at the original rate. Sofitrans will also be the shareholder in the management of Duty Free.

Indeed, airport infrastructure development charge (RDIA), a crucial point of this project, has also been subject to downward optimization.

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2 Comments on this post

  • Flavienne LACOUTURE

    18/12/2021 At the 00:41

    As a Malagasy mestizo, I am proud by this achievement of our new airport in Tana. A big thank you because our dear country is modern also in the eyes of foreigners.

    • CocoLodge

      18/12/2021 At the 06:48

      Yes, strongly agree.
      Excellent weekend and happy holidays.
      Thank you.
      Eric Petitjean

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