Malawian Airlines takes to the skies


Malawian Airlines will soon begin operating, with flights scheduled for South Africa (Johannesburg), Angola (Lusaka), Tanzania (Dar es Salaam), Zimbabwe (Harare) and Mozambique (Maputo, Tete and Beira).

Flights to and from these destinations will take off from both Blantyre and Lilongwe daily. The partnership with Ethiopian Airlines allows travellers to connect to the rest of the world through its route network.

The inaugural flight will take off from Johannesburg on 17 February. Malawian Airlines will offer daily return flights between Johannesburg, Blantyre and Lilongwe.

The airline maintains its headquarters in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi and the largest city in that country. The airline’s major operations base is at Kamuzu International Airport, the largest airport in Malawi.

The airline was formed in July 2013 (see story here) through a public-private partnership arrangement between the government of Malawi, Ethiopian Airlines and Malawian private institutional and individual investors, who have been allotted 31% of the total capital.

Malawian Airlines has appointed AVIAREPS in South Africa for the launch of the new flights between Lilongwe, Blantyre and Johannesburg.