Welcome to Madagascar

The third stop on your Discovery Air Pass journey

MAF learnt about Madagascar’s need over 45 years ago. But until 1985, political instability and internal resistance prevented us from operating.

Finally, after pleas from many humanitarian organisations who could not reach Madagascar’s most vulnerable places, we were granted permission to fly.

Our programme was launched in 1988, and thousands of lives have been transformed since then.


Timeline pt 1 1975-1989Timeline pt 2 2003-2014Timeline pt 3 2016-2020


Airmail line


Many decades in paradise

Hidden behind breath-taking scenery and unique wildlife are some of the greatest human needs.

Close to 70% of the population live below the poverty line, surviving on less than £1.40 a day. Almost half of Malagasy children under five are severely malnourished.

Malnutrition brings deadly health conditions that are shamefully easy to treat, but there is just no physical access to basic healthcare. Terrible roads, thick rainforests and seasonal cyclones stand between a sick population and life-saving medical treatment.

Today, our skilled, agile air service saves weeks of dangerous overland travel for the doctors, relief workers, evangelists and conservationists who are working to rebuild Madagascar’s endangered landscape and broken people.

Strip of photos

MAF’s vital service

Madagascar is a country where our humanitarian work and Christian values are bringing physical healing and spiritual hope across the island. Here’s why our flight service is so vital:

Life expectancy
Basic human needs
How we bring help

Map of Madagascar

Children’s Activity Worksheet

Mike, Alpha and Foxtrot have put together some fun children’s activities which you can download and print as a booklet. In your printer settings, just choose the options to print on both sides of the paper and flip on the short edge.

Continue your journey through Tanzania

We fly to remote places to reach the world’s most isolated people – thank you for joining us in Madagascar.

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