South African Airways to resume flights to Malawi


South African Airways (SAA) has announced the resumption of flights between South Africa and Malawi this year with effect from the 16th of March, 2023.  

SAA CEO Prof. John Lamola, made the announcement, after meeting Malawi High Commission to South Africa Stella Ndau.

It follows a series of engagements and negotiations between SAA and the Mission.

During the visit, Prof Lamola said he was happy, SAA will finally be operating on this route, considered one if it's most profitable as the challenges they have had were being resolved. 

Ndau with Lamola

He stated the South African flag carrier has had to restructure and one of the focus areas was promotion of AFCTA within the SADC region and hence the rigorous planning that preceded the resumption of flights.

 He commended the Malawi High Commission for its efforts, commitment, and collaboration in ensuring the resumption of SAA’s flights to Malawi.

Ndau commended SAA for its decision saying it signifies renewed confidence that South African businesses have in the operating environment in Malawi.

 “We are excited with this development which we believe will ensure that Malawi should remain as one of the most affordable tourist destinations in the region. This will certainly compliment Government’s efforts of improving our economy," Ndau said.

Ticket sales begin on Monday 6th February 2023.

Founded in 1934 in South Africa, SAA had been operating in Malawi for 58 years.