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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

Amendments

 

17 Apr 2018

Kwacha Airlines has received an Air Services Licence (ASL) to operate both domestic and international passenger and cargo flights. It is hoping to launch on 01Sep2018 [added]

23 Oct 2017

Lakestar Express is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Lilongwe Kumuzu International (LLW) [added]

11 May 2017

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

Africa Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Malawi  last update: 17Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964 - 2013
Airline Code : QM : AML
Genealogy : Nil tree
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)
Aircraft : ATR 42-300 | B.737-200 | B.737-300 | B.737-500 | BAC 1-11-475 | BAC 1-11-500 | BN-2 Islander

Blue Line Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Capital Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Comair Malawi  added: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Comair Malawi was launched in 2007 but did not start operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kwacha Airlines  added: 17Apr2018

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kwacha Airlines has received an Air Services Licence (ASL) to operate both domestic and international passenger and cargo flights. It is hoping to launch on 01Sep2018
Aircraft : Planned: B.737-700

Lakestar Express  added: 23Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lakestar Express is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Lilongwe Kumuzu International (LLW). It is a budget airline intending to start operates both domestic and international flights, by Jan2018 after being issued an air service licence by the Ministry of Transport and Public Works
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Leopard Air  last update: 31Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1966 - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Leopard Air was formed in Oct1965 to operate charter, air-taxi and flying training services. Operations started on 01Apr1966. Base is at Tennett Field, Luchenza near Blantyre
Aircraft : Cessna 150 | Cessna 182 | Cessna 175 | Tiger Moth | Cherokee

Malawi Express  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : MLX
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : An-12 | Yak-42

Malawian Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Nyassa Air Taxi   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Paladin Energy Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Status & end date changed
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Spearhead Air Charter   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Swift Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Swift Air was incorporated in Sep2009, acquired AOC in Nov2010, and began operations on 28Feb2011. Closed in May2012 due to unpaid debts
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ulendo Airlink  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : 7Q : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ulendo Airlink is a joint venture between Malawian tour operators Ulendo Travel Group and South African CFA Air Charters (Ulendo Airlink provides scheduled, unscheduled and charter flights to major and remote airstrips in Malawi, and also conducts operations to Mfuwe, Zambia from Lilongwe International Airport on a daily basis)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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