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Malawian Airlines in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia
Malawian Airlines, 'Africa's friendly airline', is the national airline of Malawi. From its hub in Blantyre, Air Malawi currently operates a fleet of two aircraft on a route network of destinations: Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Johannesburg, Lilongwe, Mozambique and Lusaka. Ideal for Zambian business or leisure travellers. Well trained and experienced engineers carry out routine maintenance checks on all aircrafts to ensure the airline maintains high safety standards.


Malawian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Malawi based in Lilongwe with its hub at Kamuzu Internatonal Airport. It was established in 2012 after the liquidation of Air Malawi, the former national airline. Ethiopian Airlines operates it under a management contract and owns 49% of the airline after it emerged as the bid winner.

Malawian Airlines is a regional airline, jointly owned by the Government of Malawi and Ethiopian Airlines, which affords access to this remarkable country as well as providing the main air link between the nation’s capital, Lilongwe and the country’s second largest city, Blantyre. Unusually for a national carrier the airline in not based in the capital but instead from its hub in Blantyre.

Air Malawi operates a fleet of two aircraft on a route network including six destinations including one domestic destination, Lilongwe and four international ones: Johannesburg, South Africa; Harare,Zimbabwe; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Lusaka, Zambia: Malawi is internationally known for the friendliness of the Malawians and Air Malawi has a slogan, “Africa’s Friendly Airline” which is true to the spirit Malawian Airlines of the country.

Depending on the route, the cabin and time of day, of a flight, passengers will have a service of a hot meal, hot or cold snacks, or light refreshment on board. Passengers will have a selection of wines to go with their meals. Additional choice of drinks, that includes, beer and soft drinks, is available throughout the flight on complimentary basis. The airline also caters for passengers with special dietary requirements. All requests should be made at the time of booking.

Business class

Every meal and fruits and cheese tray is portioned and provided per the number of passengers. The dessert tray offers a basket of fruits in season, a variety of cheeses and a selection of pastries, complete with a choice of port, brandy or liqueur. A selection of one white and two red business class standard wines will be supplied for all flights and these will also be indicated in the menus.


As a courtesy to passengers flying in business class, Air Malawi in Zambia provides the following:

  • Tooth brush with cover
  • Tooth paste (Colgate)
  • Lip balm (Rochas)
  • Moisturizer (Van Gills 5 ml)
  • Socks
  • Eye shade
  • Ear plug
  • Shaving kit
  • Shoe horn
  • Comb

Economy Class

All meals, cutlery, salad dressings, bread, crackers, portion cheese and butter will be pre-plated on trays. Passengers in economy class will have a three course meal together with their choice of drinks. Air Malawi in Zambia offers comfortable economy class seats on its B737-8—and Q-400 series. Appropriate light snacks to full course hot meals are served on all flights, together with a wide selection of fine wines and alcoholic beverages.


As a courtesy to our passengers, Air Malawi provides the following amenities:

  • Socks
  • Slumber shade
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste

Malawi is a special place, with unique experiences around every corner. it is a landlocked country with Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the south, southwest and southeast. As well as world famous walking safaris, the main attractions are the 365 mile long Lake Malawi and the world heritage site recognised Chongoni Rock Art Area. Malawi may not be the first country to choose for a safari adventure but for your second, third or even fourth trip Malawi's national parks and wildlife reserves offer completely unspoilt wilderness and the absence of mass tourism.

Whilst 4 x 4 safari options are available it’s at alternative types of safari that Malawi excels, particularly walking with expert guides and silent spotters; on horse back where the animals accept the slight intrusion a horse brings to their environment or the amazing boat safaris along the Shire river. This is a wonderful way to see the animals close-up as they are undisturbed by people in a boat allowing you to float close to the hundreds of hippos and watch the elephants drink just a few metres away. Lake Malawi offers more restful pursuits where modern resorts offer a wide range of activities including snorkelling, diving, boat riding, sailing, water skiing, camping and trips to the islands located along the lake. Plus don’t forget the unique bird watching opportunities available throughout the country.

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