Getting to Malawi

Flying to Malawi

Most flights from North America and Europe will have one stop, but are fairly straightforward. If you’re flying from the Middle East, there are direct flights on airlines such as Emirates. If you are flying from within Africa, many countries offer direct flights either via the national carrier, Malawian Airlines, or via other African airlines.


Driving to Malawi

It’s fairly easy to drive to Malawi from neighboring countries. Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia all have coach services from main cities, but be prepared for long rides and border stops. It is also possible to get from Harare, Zimbabwe to Lilongwe, Malawi, but you’ll want to pay attention to the route if you’re choosing a charter bus. Intercape Bus, for example, offers coaches from Harare to Lilongwe, but they route them via Johannesburg, which is the opposite direction. However, if you’re in Johannesburg and looking for an alternate to flying, you might want to consider taking a coach.

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The following airlines travel to Malawi

Air Berlin

Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa. airberlin is one of Europe’s leading airlines. Offering 150 destinations worldwide and award-winning service, airberlin is the first choice for more than 31,7 million travellers.

Also flies to: Kenya Namibia South Africa
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Chapman Freeborn is Africa’s leading aircraft charter company, with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism. Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience providing specialised group and VIP passenger charter solutions across the African continent and around the globe. Chapman Freeborn is renowned for arranging dedicated air charter transportation for VIP clients’ unique safari itineraries, often assisting with movements to and from the most remote areas of the continent, always to an exacting standard. With more than 30 locations strategically located across 6 continents, the company’s local - and global - coverage is truly unparalleled.

Eagle Air

Based in Kampala, operates scheduled and charter services across eastern and central Africa. Eagle Air is a Private Ltd Company specialising in the provision of Charter and Schedule Air services both within Uganda and around the East & Central Africa Region. Eagle Air was incorporated as an air operator in June 1994.

Also flies to: Democratic Republic of Congo Gabon Kenya Mozambique Rwanda Tanzania Uganda Zimbabwe

The flag carrier airline of Egypt, based at Cairo. EGYPTAIR is one of the world’s pioneer airlines. Established in May of 1932, it became the seventh carrier in the world. Mission Create value for our customers, employees, owners & stakeholders. Vision Deliver competitive customer service with true Egyptian spirit.

Also flies to: Kenya Mozambique Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

The second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in just ten years established itself as the world’s leading airline. “Etihad” is the Arabic word for “union”. Etihad Airways was established by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003. It commenced operations in November 2003 and has developed into one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation.

Also flies to: Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Kenya Airways

The flag carrier of Kenya. Kenya Airways was established in February 1977 following the breakup of the East African Community and subsequent disbanding of the jointly-owned East African Airways. KQ now flies to over 60 destinations around the world with over 40 being in Africa. The network expands to many more destinations with partnerships from Codeshare partners. Our Vision is to consistently be a Safe & Profitable Airline that Guarantees World Class Service.


The flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded on 7 October, 1919 to serve the Netherlands and its colonies. KLM is today the oldest airline still operating under its original name. KLM has been part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group since the merger in 2004. KLM is the core of the KLM Group, which further includes the wholly-owned subsidiaries KLM Cityhopper, and Martinair.

Also flies to: Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Madagascar Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Scandinavian Airlines or SAS is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. • SAS carried a total of 2.5 million passengers in March 2015, up 6.1%. • The total traffic (RPK) increased by 1.8%. • The total capacity (ASK) was reduced by 2.2%. SAS was the second most on time of all global airlines in 2014 – 0,04% behind the winner. And compared with other major European airlines, SAS was the third most punctual, with 88.62% of the company’s 300,000 flights on schedule in 2014.

South African Airways (SAA)

National airline of South Africa. At South African Airways we are the proud national airline of South Africa. We offer great value flights to and from South Africa as well as within our beautiful country. We are committed to the highest standards in everything we do and aim to deliver a world-class experience on every flight. Plan and book your flights with us and experience why we are one of the leading airlines in Africa.

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About Malawi

14 million
Total area:
118,480 km² (45,745 miles²)
Lilonwe (LLW)
Blantyre (BLZ)

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  • Type G (220V) Type G (220V)

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