Malawi Airlines is Malawi’s flag carrier. It is a competitive, market driven, customer focused, passenger and freight air transport service provider.  It provides reliable and easily accessible regional air connectivity for business, tourism and other purposes. The Airline operates from Lilongwe and Blantyre connetingn to the busiest cities of Southern Africa.

Malawi Airlines was established on August 22nd, 2013, and started its operations on January 31st 2014. It is a Private Public Partnership institution established by Malawian Government (51%) and its strategic partner Ethiopian Airlines (49%). It was put in place years after the liquidation of Air Malawi which was then Malawi’s Flag carrier. It is a separate entity from the liquidated Air Malawi.

In addition to providing air transport, freight services and promoting the image of Malawi, through its activities, the airline is playing vital role in the economic growth by facilitating access for tourism, investment, enhancing trade and generates and saves hard currency for the country. The company therefore assists the development of the country.

Our Vision

To be the most competitive and leading Airline in the region by providing safe, market driven and customer focused passenger and cargo transport.


To become the leading Airline of choice in the region by providing safe and reliable passenger and cargo transport with quality and price which is always better than its competitors; the Airline which contributes positively to socio-economic development of Malawi and the region by undertaking its corporate social responsibilities and providing vital regional air connectivity.

Our Values

As an Airline, safety is our priority
We are a learning organization; we are ready to learn from those who win and from our mistakes.
We reward employees for their performance based on the principle of differentiation in line with performance evaluation system filled with integrity and candor.
We act in a boundary-less fashion, always searching for and applying the best ideas regardless of their source.
We are intolerant of bureaucracy.


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