Malawian launches flight to Johannesburg

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According to eTurboNews, Malawian Airlines has launched its first international flight to South Africa.

Malawian will operate daily from Lilongwe to Johannesburg, with a stopover in Blantyre (Malawi), using a brand new B737-800 with a 154-seat capacity configured in two classes – Business and Economy.

As part of its strategy to set up multiple hubs in Africa in line with its 15-year strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the Malawian government and private interests in the country to establish Malawian Airlines in Lilongwe.

Ethiopian Airlines has a 49% equity stake as well as the technical and management contract for the new airline.