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Africa: Airlink Touches Down In Malawi With Lilongwe And Blantyre Routes

This Wednesday afternoon, Airlink touched down in Blantyre, wrapping up the successful inauguration of its new dual Malawi routes – the other destination being Lilongwe.

With the new services Malawi becomes the latest country in Airlink’s comprehensive network which now extends to 46 destinations.

“In launching Airlink’s services, we are helping to establish Malawi as an attractive destination for tourism and business and support its economic diversification strategy by providing convenient, reliable and competitive flights to Johannesburg and with convenient connections to other Airlink destinations and the rest of the world with our constellation of long-haul partners,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

Last year, Malawi featured in Lonely Planet’s top 10 Best in Travel countries. Tourist attractions include Lake Malawi (Africa’s third-largest and the ninth biggest in the world, which is more like an inland sea), wildlife, adventure and its rich cultural heritage. The country has also embarked on a programme to revitalise its economy and build a prosperous, self-reliant and industrialised middle-income country.

Markets Analyst at dre aviation, Mr. Bharat Kumar, commented that "Mr. Foster and the Airlink team, we believe, are making all the right moves and are growing the network steadily, bringing Malawi online is a major step forward in regional connectivity and we expect further route development both within SA and the region in the coming months".

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