Major airliners set to land at Blantye-Chileka Airport December

Government says major airliners are expected to land their planes at Chileka airport in Blantyre in end November following completion of rehabilitation works on its runways.

Chileka International Airport in Blantyre

Spokesperson for the ministry of Transport and Public Works James Chakwera said the government will officially clear the big planes to land after November 30.

“All the major rehabilitation works are almost complete now and we expect the airliners that suspended their landing at their airport to resume after November 30,” he said.

The airport has been closed to big aircrafts on safety grounds as its runways developed potholes which were risky to aircrafts.

South African Airways is one of the major airliners which suspended flights of its planes to Chileka airport. 

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Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
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Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni

Can we improve on signage. Why do we have signs that are so common and un attractive. Remove all kanyenya sellers next to the airport, this is a window to our nation. Plan developing that whole area next to the airport to contemporary surrounding. Right now it’s misika all the way. Abale inu

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This needs to be well advertised. Foreign news outlets reported alot of negativity around the closing.

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Angoni apaphata

South African airways does not send big planes to malawi.

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