Frais & Fils Flies…Just Barely

Recently an airplane purportedly carrying 150kg of vanilla skidded off a runway near Vohemar and nearlty crashed from overloading….

…which calls into doubt exactly how much weight of beans were aboard the aircraft, owned by Henri Fraise and of the largest vanilla players worldwide.

In a year when 250kg of vanilla is easily more than $100,000 USD, a private plane ride resembles chump change for transport.

Whereas private aviation services like MTT ( are much more expensive than Air Madagascar the local airline, when their fare only represents 2-5% of the value of vanilla cargo, a safe, comfortable and reliable relay method to Tana via private aviation is becoming more and more common.