Air Malawi


Air Malawi

Infobox Airline
airline=Air Malawi
fleet_size=3
destinations=6
IATA=QM
ICAO=AML
callsign=MALAWI
founded=1967
headquarters=Lilongwe, Malawi
key_people=
parent=Government of Malawi
company_slogan='Africa's friendly airline'
hubs=Chileka International Airport,
Blantyre
focus_cities=Lilongwe International Airport,
Lilongwe
website=http://www.airmalawi.com

Air Malawi Limited is an airline based in Blantyre, Malawi. It is the national airline of Malawi, wholly owned by the Malawi government and operates regional passenger services. Its main base is Chileka International Airport, Blantyre, with a hub at Lilongwe International AirportFlight International 27 March 2007] .

History

Air Malawi was established by Act of Parliament and started operations on 1 September 1967. It succeeded another airline of the same name which had been established as a subsidiary of Central African Airways in 1964 with two C-47 Dakotas and three de Havilland DHC-2 Beavers. The first Air Malawi aircraft were two Vickers Viscountsndash a 748D (7Q-YDL) and a 754D (7Q-YDK), two Avro 748s, a Britten-Norman Islander and a Beech Baron. Later a BAC 1-11-475 aircraft operated on regional routes to Harare, Johannesburg and Nairobi. In 1974 a London Gatwick service was started using a Vickers VC-10 in full livery although this service had stopped by the end of the 1970s. Short Skyvan, Britten-Norman Islander and Hawker Siddeley HS-748 aircraft were used for local and regional routes. These were replaced in the 1990s with Dornier 228 and ATR 42 aircraft. In 1985 a SAA Boeing 747SP was leased by the airline for VIP and Government flights. The BAC 1-11 was replaced with a Boeing 737.

On 10th September 2008 it was announced that there were plans for the Malawi government to sell Air Malawi off to Comair the British Airways franchise partner.

Destinations

Fleet

The Air Malawi fleet consists of the following aircraft as at March 2007 :



External links

* [http://www.airmalawi.com Air Malawi]
* [http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Air-Malawi Air Malawi Fleet Detail]

References


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