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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :