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  • 17 Feb 2014. Following hard on the heels of SAA applying for new flight frequencies from JNB to BLZ, Malawian Airlines have launched flights between Johannesburg & Blantyre in their newly received (from Ethiopian Airlines) B737-800.

  • 14 Feb 2014. South African Airways have applied for permission to fly an additional 5 flights a week from JNB to BLZ. Clearly this route is a moneyspinner for them.

  • 3 Jun 2013. Kenya Airways flights commence from Nairobi to Blantyre, allowing 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre via Nairobi.  “I am pleased to convey Government approval for your operations into Chileka Airport, Blantyre” said Moffat Chitimbe, the Government of Malawi's Secretary for Transport and Public Works. “We are delighted to get these approvals, which will enable us to enhance our presence in the Southern African country whilst supporting the development of the region through provision of efficient air transport services.” said Titus Naikuni, MD of Kenya Airways.

  • Decemer 2012. Air Malawi goes into voluntary liquidation.

  • July 2012. Swift Air operations are halted, with sheriffs taking possession of the entity's assets to pay money owed by the company. “When all our planes were suspended two months ago due to financial challenges, the owner decided to continue selling tickets and in turn use Air Malawi to fly the customers. The debt with air Malawi rose to millions and she decided again to use independent travel agents to book our customers on air Malawi flights but she has failed to pay them too.” said an employee.

  • 18 Feb 2012. Swift Air begins flying between Lilongwe - Blantyre - Johannesburg - Blantyre - Lilongwe on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. The flights from Johannesburg are scheduled to leave at 13h30 and arrive in Blantyre at 15h30. Flights are in twin engined turbine aircraft.


Only South African Airways operates direct flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre.



Johannesburg (JNB) to Blantyre (BLZ)

2 hours 10 minutes

Ethiopian Airlines

Johannesburg (JNB) to Blantyre (BLZ)

1-stop (23 hours)
Addis Ababa (ADD)

Kenya Airways

Johannesburg (JNB) to Blantyre (BLZ)


Malawi Airlines

Johannesburg (JNB) to Blantyre (BLZ)


See our flights to Malawi page, for a full discussion of flight routes beween South Africa and Malawi.

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