Malawian-owned budget airline Lakestar Express to start Jan 2018

Lakestar Express Limited, a Malawian-owned budget airline, has will start to  operate both domestic and international flights, by January 2018  after being issued an air service licence by the Ministry of Transport and Public Works.

Lakestar Express Limited will start with domestic operations

According to its chief executive officer Allain Chidzanja, the  airline is expected to start with two 19-passenger Beechcraft 1900D between Lilongwe and Blantyre as well as the Northern Region.

Lakestar Express Limited has invested $7 million (about K5.1 billion) to to bring competition in the aviation sector.

Chidzanja said the airline will give passengers  an opportunity to fly between Blantyre and Lilongwe and revive the Northern route in Mzuzu, Karonga and Likoma.

“We will start with domestic operations only for eight months,” Chidzanja said.

He said  after four months, Lakestar Express will put another  plane  and will be ready  go regional to Lusaka [Zambia], Johannesburg [South Africa], Harare [Zimbabwe], Nairobi [Kenya] and eastern side of Mozambique.

Currently, Malawi has only one airline, Malawian Airlines Limited, operating on the domestic market as well as regional.

Ministry of Transport and Public Works spokesperson James Chakwera said  the licensing of Lajestar Express  is a welcome development to the transport sector as more operators will encourage competition, which would in turn bring down fares, thereby increasing passenger services.

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This the real deal , you always sure of your security traving safe always on point

Louis Mzathu

This is the very good development here in Malawi, Its been hard for locals to travel within due to higher fares on monopolized Market .. as Travel Consultant presently thus worthy to be appreciated.




Malawian Airline????? Osati Wholly Ethiopian Airline iyayi? The fact is that the Malawi Government haven’s paid it’s share capital as agreed…. Ndalama boma la DPP lidakalibe…. This means that ndalama zonse Malawian Airline ikupanga is going to Ethiopia,,,, Nothing for us coz sitinasonkhe…. Shame on us. SAA will stop operating to Malawi as they are trying to save their airline from bankruptcy. Mwina a Lakestar atithandiza…. Good luck guys!


Welocme Development; osati Malawian Airlines yomaima ku Nchinji kuonjezera mafuta. Ndege zofinyira mafuta ngati minbus


Malawian Airlines Has Some of the Best of the Best On-Time Performance in the region. I think you are confusing 3W (Malawian Airlines) with Grounded QM (Air Malawi).


Welocme Development; osati Malawani Airlines yomaima ku Nchinji kuonjezera mafuta. Ndege zofinyira mafuta ngati minbus

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