Fastjet starts flights to Malawi

Fastjet, Africa’s low-cost airline, has been granted a foreign operators’ permit from the Malawian authorities to start flights between Lilongwe, capital of Malawi and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania .

fastjet, Africa's low cost airline

fastjet, Africa’s low cost airline

Fastjet expands African network with Malawi route

Fastjet expands African network with Malawi route

The new route has been put on sale from and operations commence in July.

Initially operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays, fastjet is confident that, in line with its other routes, it will grow in frequency quickly.

fastjet’s lowest fare will be $50 plus government taxes.

The new route is fastjet’s sixth international destination in Africa.

Chief executive Ed Winter said: “Whilst we are directing much of our efforts to prepare for the planned launch of the fastjet Zimbabwe and fastjet Zambia airlines, we continue to work hard on growing our Tanzanian network.

“This significant step links two thriving commercial centres and provides the population of both countries with an affordable and reliable air services. Our lowest international fare of $50, available to early bookers, is expected to ensure strong demand.”

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39 thoughts on “Fastjet starts flights to Malawi”

  1. capital Hill says:

    This is very welcome Idea. Now I can take my Kids on Holiday!

  2. Kennedy Zimba says:

    Achita bwino tiikwere sopano waku joni, dubai, kenya tz …… ntengo

  3. aziz says:

    Oh…amazing. .. can’t believe. ..
    Anyway… welcome…
    We will n joy the cheapest route to dubai via darussalam .. now…

  4. B mwale says:

    first let me thank fastjet for coming to malawi. malawians lets take this chance to use the fastway to dar es salaaam. koma boma musiye kubelab anthu anu

  5. Moses says:

    who are the fastjet agents in Malawi.

  6. Nkhani yabwino ndithu

  7. samson kapindula says:

    This is good news i had travelled on this one last time its very good,these competitions are welcome now consider competition on Banks so that interests should lower down

  8. Chelinje says:

    Thank you fastjet for answering my enquiry to fly to Malawi. Koma a malawi fare 25000 koma tax 17500 really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! msonkho kufana ndi fare. still milking an already thin cow. Mind you its still 10,500 cheaper getting fastjet in Mbeya as compared with the LL prince. God help malawi.

  9. PvS says:

    wake up and smell the roses…$50 excluding airport taxes, is the airline’s lowest international fare . Wait till you book, then you will see the actual fare.

  10. Please consider south Africa that could be super

  11. Malipeya says:

    AM SADDENED BY THIS NEWS !!!! AS A PATROTIC MALAWIAN I FORSEE THE DEATH OF OUR LOCAL AIRLINER BECAUSE MALAWIANS CAN START TO TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA AT THE LOWEST COST VIA DARESALAM. GOVERNMET COULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THE CONSEQUENCE OF ITS DECISION. ALREADY WHEN YOU FLY ON MALAWIAN AIRLINE SOMETIMES ITS LIKE YOU HAVE CHARTTERED THE PLAIN. WE REALLY NEED TO THINK HOW WWE CAN PROMOTE OUR LOCAL AIRLINER THAN GRANTING OTHERS ACCESS TO MALAWI,

  12. Lifeyo says:

    Looking forward for this airline to open in malawi
    What is going to happen with malawian which goes without passengers
    Competition is growing high

  13. Peter katayah says:

    Welcome Fastjet in malawi,we have been looking forward to have u in this warmheart of Africa,thanx that u have finally made it.

  14. Ndatero ine says:

    Nde taqwa ili mmadzitu umakafika pa boda mamawa mapazi atatupa kuwuyamba pa boda mamawa kumakafika 12 mid night aaah abale munali kuti nthawi yonseyi

  15. In the know says:

    Come on people are they saying that the LL-Far will be $50? Hold your excitement till the actual fares are announced

  16. Lickie says:

    Osaiwala route ya pa Joni.

  17. Harry Potter says:

    Amalawi akweleko ndege.Mwakwela ma lichero kwanthawi yayitali.Amalawi kukonda kumwera ndege zaufiti.

  18. alfred says:

    18 google fastjet. u ll c whats all about. uli pa Nyasa basi!!!!!!!!!!

  19. seanuk says:

    Am so glad I invested a 1000 pounds in this airline the zeros keep growing more aircrafts and roots and I will get that Ferrari

  20. nabanda says:

    this is affordable. I will take my grannies on board to Dar es salaam

  21. alfred says:

    Malawi???????? Lilongwe to Dar-es-Salaam MK25,000 + Tax MK17,500 Zoona???????

  22. charlie hebdo says:

    Fastjet said lowest fare $50 plus taxes. They didnt mention the route!! You will be surprised Dar is double that rate…

  23. The real Ujeni says:

    Tizachenjera liti, this has nothing to do with the man snoring at Kamuzu palace. Let mutharika, work on the ground and help the poorest in our society, they need jobs, houses, schools, roads etc

  24. Angel says:

    This is what we call good coming!!!!! This will boom the business straight away. $50 is what it costs to drive to Mzuzu not even reaching Kauerekera imagine.!!!! Welcome fast Jet.!!!!

  25. Nyau Isthobwa says:

    See your countries koma Malawi busy kuba seeeeeeeeeeeee and learnt this would been our air Malawi seeee you are giving other countries opportuties Tulo mw busy kusolola using the same old aeroplanes left by Dr Kamuzu Banda

  26. Yamico Ndau says:

    It is a very cheapest means of transport.
    Soon I will fly to Tanzania

  27. chipwete chalunda says:

    Apa nde APM ukuyitha mpakana 50 dollar uli pa Tz. Tizikamwe chez ntemba ya ma taifa yomweyo

  28. kambwali says:

    Malawi airlines Tulo . Mapaka 180000 pa Tanzania pompa? Mbuzi za anthu. Welcome fast jet tell us where ur offices are.

  29. John says:

    open up to even more airlines. We need bigger airports and lure more big airlines such as Emirates, Ethad, British, Egypt air, KLM, etc

  30. Mwana Mulanje says:

    Tikwere zimenezi tikaone kwao kwa mataifa!

  31. Nangozo says:

    Cant wait for this opportunity

  32. Truth Recognizes Truth says:

    That’s what i am talking about!!! There are plenty opportunities for business in Dar and vice-versa. Tanzania is urguably our second biggest trade partner in the region. No need to have lunch and teas on planes as part of ticket but travel safe, fast and cheap. Do we eat on our to Lilongwe from Blantyre? Good for business folks. Yatsala budget airline ya South Africa, our biggest trade partner in the region.

  33. magaula says:

    zabwino izi

  34. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    wow!

  35. Boyd Kilembey says:

    Good now I can take my whole family for a holiday in Zanzubar without any hustles. Congratulations fast jet

  36. Long Dick says:

    Zobanduka zomwezo basi!

  37. MKWAPU says:

    GOOD NEWS!!!!

  38. Professor Seyani says:

    Bingu vs Peter

  39. Angoni Apaphata Ife says:

    Eheyaaa!

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