Airlink Expands South Africa-Malawi Operations

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Southern African carrier Airlink is expanding its South Africa–Malawi operations with additional flights between Johannesburg and Lilongwe from 16 December 2023. The airline says that it “launched services to both Lilongwe and Blantyre in its foray into the Malawi market, which became the 15th country in its comprehensive route network.”

Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster stated, “As anticipated, the market has responded positively to Airlink’s offering on the routes, which are all about providing reliable, convenient and great value connectivity for travel between the two countries.  In response to popular demand, we will be upping our frequencies on Johannesburg-Lilongwe-Johannesburg to four times a week – with the introduction of Saturday flights – from mid-December.”

Airlink operates the comfortable and efficient 37-seat Embraer Regional Jets on its Malawi routes, which will operate daily into the country.

Sustainable wildlife and tourism are vital to Malawi’s economy.  The country is often referred to as “the warm heart of Africa” and was crowned as one of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Top Countries in 2022.  Tourist attractions include Lake Malawi (Africa’s third-largest, which is more like an inland sea), wildlife, adventure and its rich cultural heritage.

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