The info came last January, while plenty of operators were waiting for it : The South African airline Airlink (Regional branch of national airline South African Airways) returns to Nosy Be from Johannesburg. Suspended for several years ago, the only link between Madagascar and South Africa was the daily flight between Johannesburg and Antananarivo. The return of S.A.A. will be the 20th of March, 2016.
This is a real good news for runners willing to make a stopover in Nosy Be, before or after the race Racing Madagascar, in Diego Suarez. Indeed the two cities, Nosy Be and Diego Suarez, are separated only by few hours drive ! More info on http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/Home/Detail?articleId=105536