Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline, touched down in Blantyre this afternoon, wrapping up the successful inauguration of its new dual Malawi routes – the other destination being Lilongwe.
With the new services Malawi becomes the latest country in Airlink’s comprehensive network which now extends to 46 destinations.
“In launching Airlink’s services, we are helping to establish Malawi as an attractive destination for tourism and business and support its economic diversification strategy by providing convenient, reliable and competitive flights to Johannesburg and with convenient connections to other Airlink destinations and the rest of the world with our constellation of long-haul partners,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster
Last year, Malawi featured in Lonely Planet’s top 10 Best in Travel countries. Tourist attractions include Lake Malawi (Africa’s third-largest and the ninth biggest in the world, which is more like an inland sea), wildlife, adventure and its rich cultural heritage. The country has also embarked on a programme to revitalise its economy and build a prosperous, self-reliant and industrialised middle-income country.
Airlink will initially fly comfortable and efficient 37-seat Embraer Regional Jets on both new routes with services operating at these times and days of the week: Johannesburg – Lilongwe / Lilongwe – Johannesburg