June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Madagascar tourism operators urged the government to rescue Air Madagascar, the national carrier, as problems at the airline may affect the industry, a group of hotels, travel agencies and the tourism office, said.
The airline is facing extra costs and has “obvious cash-flow problems” related to leasing contracts since the European Union banned its two Boeing planes from using European airspace in April, the group said in a statement published in the Antananarivo-based Midi newspaper today.
Tourist arrivals will probably increase by 30 percent this year compared with 2010, the group said, without giving more details.
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