On 12 April, the national airline Air Madagascar received a long-haul aircraft Airbus A340-300, and a second one will start operating in June. The aim is to renew the country’s fleet, which is partially banned from flying in the EU’s airspace. For a year now, two of the Malagasy airline’s Boeing B767s have featured on the blacklist of aircraft and airlines banned from flying in the EU’s airspace. “Our challenge is to remove Madagascar from the European Union’s blacklist. It is not about good intentions any more, but about carrying out concrete actions,” Minister for Transport Benjamina Ramarcel Ramanantsoa said.