New Malawian-owned Kwacha Airlines to roll out in September
An all Malawian-owned Kwacha Airlines has been granted a licence enabling it to start operating in Malawi on September 1, 2018.
Ministry of Transport and Public Works has announced it has awarded Kwacha Airlines (Lilongwe) an Air Services Licence (ASL) to operate both domestic and international passenger and cargo flights.
According to the announcement, the passenger and cargo services will commence on September 1, 2018 and the type of Aircraft is Boeing 737-700.
In a brief statement by Kwacha Airlines, it is indicated that the company is owned by Malawians James Makunje Jnr, Chris Kapanga Jnr and Noel Chalamanda.
Makunje Jnr said further details about the services, routes and other issues regarding the company or the services to be provided will be made at the right time.
In the statement, Makunje Jnr said Malawians will learn more about the company and its services through a media briefing that will be organised in due course
Malawi is currently home to the Ethiopian Airlines-backed Malawian Airlines (3W, Lilongwe) which operates one Dash 8-400 and one B737-700 on domestic flights between Lilongweand Blantyre as well as to Dar-es-Salaam, Harare Int’l, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo, Lusaka, and Nairobi Jomo Kenyattaregionally.
Ulendo Airlink (NYS, Lilongwe) offers scheduled flights to several Malawian resort towns as well as to Mfuwe in Zambia using Cessna (single turboprop) 208B Grand Caravan and other light aircraft.
Please amongst the many routes you are thinking about tray Lilongwe, Karonga , Mbeya ,Dar then Europe vice versa.
What about Kronga
PLEASE INCLUDE DIRECT
ROUTE FROM EUROPE TO
MZUZU Eeeesh !!
IT’S A HEADACHE FROM
LILONGWE/BLANTYRE TO MZUZU
BY ROAD Eeeesh !!
Good news – but I would like to know something about the age and history of the the aircraft.
Just make sure kuti muzipita ku service kwa Biwi mingayambe kutigwetsa sindikukuonani bwino
This is a very welcome move since in Malawi we don’t have our own airline.
Congratulations. I would like to give these guys benefit of doubt and pray they will succeed. If this country is going to develop, we need to think outside the box and not only think of operating minibuses and buses. Kudos guys, all the success.
The fastest way for billionaires to get poor is to own an airline…..
Well said! If you want to make a small fortune, make sure to start with a big one! Too man hurdles in Aviation to succeed here.
Thinking the Malawian way. Be positive my brother
It’s a global business fact. Count the number of airlines owned by businessmen which survived in the whole continent. None. The best margin an airline can make is utmost 7%. A shrewd businessman would rather put the money in the bank and earn much tiger interest.
will it fly to the u.k
This is good news.enafe tikweleko ndege.when more players came into play,fares will surely drop.osati zobelana zomwe amapanga a Malawian airlines.