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Why fly with Malawi Airlines

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On-Time Performance

With an excellent on-time performance rating of 94%, it is no surprise that Malawi Airlines is a top choice for both business and leisure travellers.

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Generous Baggage Allowance

Not only are you granted plenty of free checked baggage and hand luggage, but there is also space for service dogs and golf bags on board at no extra fee.

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Professional and Friendly Service

From their ground staff to the cabin crew, you’ll be treated to warm Malawian hospitality throughout your flying experience. Their highly-trained pilots and crew will ensure you reach your destination safely and relaxed.

Originally operating as Malawian Airlines up until 2016, Malawi Airlines is the national flag carrier of Malawi. The airline holds a shareholding agreement with Ethiopian Airlines, and operates regional flights to South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

With their friendly crew, generous baggage allowance, onboard services and nearly 100% on-time performance rating, you can relax and truly experience the “warm heart of Africa” with Malawi Airlines.

Book Malawi Airlines flights to Nairobi, Lilongwe, Blantyre and other exciting places!

Hand Luggage:

Business Class: 2 x 8kg pieces

Economy Class: 1 x 7kg piece

Checked Baggage:

Business Class: 2 x 32kg / 3 x 23kg pieces

Economy Class: 2 x 23kg pieces

You are also allowed to carry the following on board:

• handbag/ laptop bag

• camera

• baby food for flight consumption

• baby basket

• fully collapsible wheelchair or pair of crutches

• 1 x golf bag

Counter Check-In:

Malawi Airlines counters open 3 hours before departure and close 1 hour before departure. Business Class passengers can take advantage of separate check-in counters and exclusive access to the Cloud Nine lounge located in the Departures Hall.

Online Check-In:

Download the Malawi Airlines app to easily check in online. Simply enter your booking or reference number, select your seat and complete personal details to receive your e-boarding pass.

Business Class:

Cloud Nine (business class) passengers are given a luxury amenities and toiletry kit.

Each meal is accompanied by a selection of red and white wines on all flights. Enjoy a delicious selection of cheeses, pastries and fruit, complete with your preferred liqueur.

Economy Class:

All B737-700 and Q-400 aircraft are configured with Economy seating. Light snacks and refreshments are served throughout your flight. Enjoy a warm three-course meal, accompanied by a selection of beer and soft drinks.

Service dogs may be transported inside the cabin free of charge.

Malawi Airlines currently operates daily flights from Johannesburg – Lilongwe, with a stopover in Blantyre.

From Malawi, you can take connecting flights to:

• Dar es Salaam (daily)

• Nairobi

• Harare

• Lusaka

Malawi Airlines
IATA code: 3W
Hub airport: Lilongwe International Airport
Loyalty program: ShebaMiles
Inflight magazine: Tiyende Magazine

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