Air Madagascar recommenced flights to Asia on 12 February, adding a weekly (Sundays) route between Antananarivo (TNR) and Guangzhou (CAN). Flown via St Denis de la Reunion, flights leave Antananarivo at 10:45, arriving into St Denis de la Reunion at 13:30. After a stopover of one hour and 30 minutes, flights then leave St Denis de la Reunion at 15:00, getting into Guangzhou at 05:30 the following morning. It should be noted that the airline does not have local traffic rights on St. Denis de la Reunion – Guangzhou sector, and the route will be operated by an Air France A340-300. A second weekly (Wednesdays) flight will be added to the schedule from 26 March according to OAG Schedules. Air Madagascar last served Guangzhou in January 2016 when it operated twice-weekly flights to the Chinese city via Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.