The FINANCIAL — With a strong will to cooperate in order to reinforce their position in the Indian Ocean, airline companies, Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Air Seychelles, Inter Ile Air and Air Mauritius, have signed yesterday in Antananarivo, a multilateral cooperation agreement named as « Alliance Vanille ».
This agreement marks a historical turning point for the benefit of air connectivity in the region It aims to bring significant and concrete improvements in air connectivity within countries in the Indian Ocean as well as internationally by capitalising on strong synergies among the different signatory companies. Through the Vanille Alliance , Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Air Seychelles and Air Mauritius confirm their willingness to improve overall regional competitiveness and commit to defend together their common interests with a view to improve regional competitiveness through enhancement of the tourism product, development of traffic, business facilitation or promotion of commercial trade and exchanges, according to Air Mauritius.
This Alliance aims to offer passengers travelling in the region a wider choice of flights and better connectivity for moving from one island to the other.
The priority actions for the Alliance are:
―Working on the development of attractive fares for the passengers
―Code sharing optimisation with a view to offer more destinations to passengers
―Joint optimisation of resources: fleet and airport facilities