Air Malawi resumes flights to South Africa

Malawi’s flag carrier Air Malawi has resumed its flights between Blantyre and Johannesburg in South Africa after a five-month interruption.

The airline stopped operating on the route in November 2011 because of various reasons.

Commercial Director for the airliner Temwachi Changwa said they have “reinstated flight operations” to South Africa through Johannesburg.

Air Malawi back in the skies

Changwa said the route will initially be serviced four times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Air Malawi has leased a Boeing 737-200 aircraft from Star Air Cargo of South Africa for use on the route.

The airline plans to increase flights between gradually, said Phillip Malanga, the national carrier’s marketing executive.

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