Dubai-based Emirates Airline plans to schedule flight operations to Malawi through Kamuzu International Airport in the capital Lilongwe, Nyasa Times understands.
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, will extend its reach into Africa with the launch of a new linked service to Lilongwe..
Now flying to 22 points within Africa, Emirates will connect Lilongwe to key markets across Europe, the Far East, Australasia and the Indian Subcontinent.
“Emirates service will play a significant role in supporting this growth by connecting Lilongwe to our worldwide network, opening new conduits for trade, investment and tourism,” an official familiar with the launch told Nyasa Times. He did not want to be named.
The Malawi service comes after Emirates recently launched the Dubai-Lusaka-Harare service .
The development is welcomed as Africa’s aviation industry has been tipped to soar; owing to rapid development in the continent’s emerging economies, materialisation of investment potentials and burgeoning consumer market that constantly drive business and leisure travel.
Presently, Emirates. which is the largest airline is the Middle East, operates to 123 destinations in 73 countries, with a fleet of 175 aircraft, and it currently services 21 passenger and cargo destinations across the African continent.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :