Malawi Airlines launches four international routes from Lilongwe

  • Malawi Airlines, which in the previous week launched its first operations with services to Blantyre and Harare, expanded its presence in Africa with four new international routes from its Lilongwe (LLW) hub, all of which are operated via Blantyre utilising Ethiopian Airlines’ 154-seat 737-800s and 69-seat Q400s. With the longest sector being the 1,463-kilometre service to Johannesburg (JNB), and the shortest being inaugurated to Tete (TET) in Mozambique at 237 kilometres, Malawi faces competition only on the new route to Johannesburg from South African Airways’ five weekly flights.
Launch date Origin Destination WF A/C Competition (WF)
17-Feb-14 Lilongwe (LLW) Johannesburg (JNB) via Blantyre 7 B738 South African Airways (5)
06-Feb-14 Tete (TET) via Blantyre 2 DH4
Beira (BEW) via Blantyre 3
Maputo (MPM) via Blantyre
Source: Innovata / Diio Mio for w/c 11 February 2014

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