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