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ECONOMY

Improving Air Transport to Boost Tourism Improving and modernizing the aviation sector, both in terms of quality of service and in terms of routes and flight frequencies, are the challenges Madagascar has to take up in order revive the tourism industry. During the seminar on the development of air transport in Africa, Ulrich Andriantiana, the Malagasy Minister of Tourism, Transport and Meteorology, said that "the expansion of network, national first, and then regional, and the increase of air capacity are the most effective measures to develop tourism." And in his inaugural address of the airport, Hery Rajaonarimampianina also stressed on the need to "develop relations with the countries around us."

In addition to improving and expanding domestic network, the application of new tariffs and marketing strategies is under review. "We will ensure that air travel gets cheaper," said Hery Rajaonarimampianina after the maiden flight of the new ATR 72-600. The goal for Air Madagascar is to "fully play its role as the lever of economy" and "actively contribute to the revival of tourism".

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The First Plane Flies on December 17, 1903

March, a Successful Month for Young Malagasy High-Tech Entrepreneurs

A Change of Mindset Required to Promote Entrepreneurship in Madagascar

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EDITOR’S CHOICE World’s Best Airline Identified at the 2014 Skytrax Awards Qantas has again dropped out of the world's top 10 airlines, while Cathay Pacific has been named the world's best carrier in the annual World Airline Awards. Cathay Pacific climbed from sixth place last year to displace 2013's top airline, Qatar Airways. Announced at the Farnborough International Air Show in the U K, the World Airline Awards, run by research firm Skytrax, are one of the most high-profile in the aviation industry. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said that he was "extremely proud, for both Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong" to receive the award. Cathay becomes the first airline to win the award four times, having previously taken the title in 2003, 2005 and 2009. The airline has spent $HK4.9 billion ($A670 million) revamping its aircraft cabins over the past four years. Asian and Middle Eastern airlines dominated the top 10 as always, but two European airlines also made the list, with Turkish Airlines climbing to number 5 from number 9 last year, and German carrier Lufthansa rounding out the top 10. Qantas meanwhile, dropped back to 11th place from 10th last year. This is the second time Qantas has fallen outside the top 10, falling back to 15th place in 2012. The airline peaked in 2008, when it was ranked the 3rd best in the world. There was better news for Qantas in the awards by region, where it was named the best airline in the Australia/Pacific category, ahead of Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Jetstar. Virgin Australia came 15th in the overall rankings, with Air New Zealand in 16th place. Qantas executive Olivia Wirth said the regional win was especially satisfying given the level of competition. Garuda Indonesia took out the award for the best cabin crew, ahead of Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines won the award for best first class cabin, Qatar for best business class and Korea's Asiana for best economy class cabin. Among budget airlines, AirAsia and offshoot AirAsia X took out the top two spots, with Jetstar ranked fourth best. The Skytrax awards are based on a survey of 18.85