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Malawi is a republic in south-eastern Africa, formerly the British protectorate of Nyasaland, bounded on the north by Tanzania, on the east by Lake Nyasa (Malawi), on the southeast and south by Mozambique, and on the west by Zambia. Malawi extends about 835 km (about 520 mi) north to south and varies in width from about 80 to 160 km (about 50 to 100 mi). The total area of the country is 118,484 sq km (45,747 sq mi), nearly one-fifth of which is water surface, mainly Lake Nyasa and three smaller lakes. The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe, and the largest city is Blantyre

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May 11, 2017

Comair Malawi was launched in 2007 but did not start operations [added]

November 14, 2016

Paladin Energy Airlines is still 'Active' [status change]

Airlines

Africa Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1996
Comments : No further information at this time
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Air Malawi  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964 - 2013
Comments : Air Malawi was established as a subsiduary of CAA in Mar1964 & started operations that year. Became independent after the dissoloution of Central African Airways in 1967. Started operations on 01Sep1967 & suspended all flights on 25Feb2013 (The national carrier of Malawi was formed after the dissoloution of Central African Airways to succeed another airline of the same name which had been established as a subsiduary of CAA in 1964. International and regional scheduled services. has been placed into voluntary liquidation by the government following two failed attempts at restructuring the airline)
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Airline Code : QM : AML

Blue Line Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992* - 1993*
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Capital Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
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Comair Malawi  added

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments : Comair Malawi was launched in 2007 but did not start operations
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Leopard Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1966 - 1967
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Malawi Express  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2003*
Comments : The former chief executive of Air Malawi, Lewis Mbilizi, has joined a private investor to launch the nation's second commercial airline Malawi Express on 11May2000. It was Malawi's second airline, operating 2 Yak-42s and a single An-12 Freighter around Africa
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Airline Code : -- : MLX

Malawian Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : Malawian Airlines was established formed in Jul2013 & operations commenced on 31Jan2014 serving the Blantyre–Lilongwe domestic route
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Airline Code : 3W : MWI

Nyassa Air Taxi   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
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Paladin Energy Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Comments : Status & end date changed
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Spearhead Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
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Swift Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Comments : Swift Air was incorporated in Sep2009, acquired AOC in Nov2010, and began operations on 28Feb2011. Closed in May2012 due to unpaid debts
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Ulendo Airlink   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : Ulendo Airlink is a joint venture between Malawian tour operators Ulendo Travel Group and South African CFA Air Charters
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