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Airlink, a Southern African privately owned airline, touched down in Blantyre recently, 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,” said 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

Flight No                Days of Week     From      Departure            To             Arrival

4Z 460                     1.3.5..                     JNB          11:00                       LLW         13:20

4Z 461                     1.3.5..                     LLW         14:10                       JNB          16:35

Johannesburg – Blantyre / Blantyre – Johannesburg (from 05 September 2023)

Flight No                Days of Week     From      Departure            To             Arrival

4Z 450                     .2.4..7                     JNB          11:00                       BLZ          13:05

4Z 451                     .2.4..7                     BLZ          14:15                       JNB          16:35

Customers wanting to travel on these Airlink routes can book and manage their trips on, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.

Airlink’s fares on the Embraer regional jet flights include a 20kg free luggage allowance.  Onboard, customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (there are no middle seats).

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