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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]

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Status Operating Dates

Africa Cargo Airlines   

Inactive 1994 - 1996

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Air Malawi  updated

Inactive 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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Blue Line Charters   

Unsure 1992* - 1993*

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Capital Air Services   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

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Comair Malawi  added

Not started (2007)

^ Comments : Comair Malawi was launched in 2007 but did not start operations

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Leopard Air   

Unsure 1966 - 1967

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Malawi Express  updated

Inactive 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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Malawian Airlines   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : Malawian Airlines was established formed in Jul2013 & operations commenced on 31Jan2014 serving the Blantyre–Lilongwe domestic route

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Nyassa Air Taxi   

Active 2005 - date

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Paladin Energy Airlines   

Active 1998 - date

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Spearhead Air Charter   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

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Swift Air   

Inactive 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   

Active 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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