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New African start-up carrier Malawian Airlines has started operation from 15th Jan 2014 with a planned operational network as follow. Lilongwe – Blantyre – Beira 3 weekly Lilongwe – Blantyre – Harare 3 weekly Lilongwe – Blantyre – Johannesburg 1 daily Lilongwe – Blantyre – Lusaka 4 weekly
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Maputo 3 weekly
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Tete 2 weekly Lilongwe – Dar es Salaam 3 weekly Lilongwe – Lusaka 3 weekly The state-of-the art new generation aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 and a Bombardier Q400 will be handed over to Malawians Airlines from the Airliner’s strategic partner, Ethiopian Airlines at a ceremony to be held Malawi Airlines first planes jet in Wednesday 29/01/2014 at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe. First flight internal Lilongwe to Blantyre on Thursday 30/01/2014, international Friday 31/01/2014.
New African airline takes off in Malawi The government of Malawi and African powerhouse Ethiopian Airlines have finalised the creation of a new national airline in the Southern African country, called Malawian Airlines. Officials in Addis Ababa confirmed the government of Malawi will hold a 51 per cent stake in new carrier, with Ethiopian Airlines holding the remaining shares. Negotiations had been ongoing for months as replaced the collapsed Air Malawi with a new professionally managed national airline supported by a strong partner. After ASKY in West Africa, Malawian Airlines will be the second such joint venture from Ethiopian Airlines, which is considered one of the strongest players on the continent. The move is part of Ethiopian Airlines plan to assert its continental leadership through both direct expansion and through strategic partnerships. It is hoped this will help feed extra traffic into its long-haul network, while simultaneously drawing in traffic from rivals in the region. Also: Call us Malawian Airlines
Father Adriaan died on January 27, 2014 in St. Elisabeth hospital, Tilburg Netherlands at the age of 79, of which 54 of missionary life in Malawi and in Netherlands. The funeral will be this coming Saturday afternoon at St Charles; afterwards we will lay him to rest in our cemetery at Heythuysen. He will be remembered as a man, close to the simple people entrusted to him. May he rest in peace. Nat.: Ned Diocèse d’origine : ‘s Hertogenbosch Naissance : St.Michielsgest – 24/06/1934 Année Spirituelle : ‘s-Heerenberg – 07/09/1955 Serment : Totteridge – 06/07/1959 Prêtrise : Tilburg – 02/02/1960 27/10/1960 Apprend Chichewa Likuni Nyasaland 01/05/1961 Curate Guillemé, D. Lilongwe 29/06/1961 Curate Visanza 15/02/1962 Curate Madisi 01/07/1969 Parish Priest Madisi 26/08/1970 Parish Priest Mlale, D. Lilongwe, Malawi 01/01/1975 Curate Ludzi 01/01/1976 Parish Priest Nambuma 01/01/1982 Parish Priest Nathenje 01/01/1984 Parish Priest Ludzi, D. Lilongwe, Malawi 01/08/1991 Curate Kavala, D. Lilongwe, Malawi 10/11/1992 Curate Chezi, D.Lilongwe Malawi 01/12/2000 Ministry Lage Mierde, Nederland 01/07/2012 Residence H.C. Lage Mierde Nederland 27-01-2014 Retour au Seigneur à Tilburg, aux Pays-Bas
About sixty confreres gathered for their annual Zambian Sector Assembly, this time again at Kasisi. Our confrere Venerato Babaine accepted to act as moderator of the assembly. Dr. Lloyd, working as a medical doctor at the new Cardinal Adam Memorial Catholic Hospital in Bauleni, Lusaka provided two talks; one on Diabetes becoming an emerging health emergency and the second one on prostate cancer. Diabetes is predicted to exceed the ravages
of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the near future while prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the world among men. The second talk on pastoral issues was offered by Dr. Fr. Leonard Namuhumba who is a lecturer at St. Dominic’s Major Seminary. As usual, each community gave a report of their activities and brought their views and concerns on various questions related to our commitments and future engagements. Thanks to the Provincial Christopher Chileshe, using a PowerPoint presentation, the confreres got a better understanding of the decisions taken at the Plenary Council which took place in Ouagadougou, West Africa. The end of the meeting ended with a farewell party in honour of Father Henk van der Steen who decided to retire in his native land in Holland. For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow, For he’s a jolly good fellow, and so say all of us! Here some pictures of the event.
The St. Lawrence community is inviting all of us to the Declaration of Intent of our stagiaire Jean-Baptiste Todjro. The Eucharistic celebration will start at 9:00 hours on Sunday the 2nd February. This is an important step for Jean-Baptiste as he is expressing publicly his intention to pursue his formation to become a Missionary of Africa.
Let us make this event ours in a spirit of thanksgiving for the achievement of Jean-Baptiste as well as the entire St. Lawrence’s community.
See also the following link: Saint Lawrence Day Celebration; 10th August 2013