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Air Malawi
IATA
QM
ICAO
AML
Callsign
MALAWI
Founded 1967
Hubs Chileka International Airport,
Blantyre
Focus cities Lilongwe International Airport,
Lilongwe
Fleet size 3
Destinations 6
Company slogan 'Africa's friendly airline'
Headquarters Lilongwe, Malawi
Key people
Website: http://www.airmalawi.com

Air Malawi is an airline based in Blantyre, Malawi. It is the national airline of Malawi and operates a domestic and regional passenger network. Its main base is Chileka International Airport (BLZ), with a hub at Lilongwe International Airport (LLW). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Chileka International Airport (IATA: BLZ, ICAO: FWCL) is an airport located nine miles (16km) from Blantyre, the largest city in the Republic of Malawi. ... This article is about the location in Scotland. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Lilongwe International Airport (also known as Kamuzu International Airport) is an airport in Lilongwe, Malawi (IATA: LLW, ICAO: FWKI). ... Lilongwe, estimated population 597,619 (2003 census), is the capital of Malawi. ... Lilongwe, estimated population 597,619 (2003 census), is the capital of Malawi. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Blantyre is the largest city in Malawi and the capital of the countrys Southern Region as well as the Blantyre District. ... Chileka International Airport (IATA: BLZ, ICAO: FWCL) is an airport located nine miles (16km) from Blantyre, the largest city in the Republic of Malawi. ... Lilongwe International Airport (also known as Kamuzu International Airport) is an airport in Lilongwe, Malawi (IATA: LLW, ICAO: FWKI). ...

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History

Air Malawi was established by Act of Parliament and started operations on 1 September 1967 following the dissolution of Central African Airways. It succeeded another airline of the same name which had been established a s a subsidiary of Central African Airways in 1964. The first Air Malawi aircraft were Vickers Viscounts, later supplemented by BAC 1-11s extending regional routes out to Harare, Johannesburg and Nairobi. In 1974 a London Heathrow 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 Boeing 747SP was leased by the airline for VIP and Government flights. The BAC 1-11 was replaced with a Boeing 737. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Viscount was a medium-range turboprop airliner introduced in 1953 by Vickers-Armstrongs, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. ... The BAC 1-11, or One-Eleven, was a short-range jet airliner designed by Hunting Aircraft and produced by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) after Hunting was merged with several other British aviation firms in 1960. ... Harare (pronounced , formerly Salisbury) is the capital city of Zimbabwe. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), often referred to as Heathrow, is one of the busiest airports in the world. ... The VC-10 airliner was designed and built by Vickers (part of the British Aircraft Corporation) in the 1960s. ... The Skyvan is a 19-seater twin turboprop aircraft manufactured by Short Brothers, at the time Short Brothers & Harland Ltd, and used mainly for short-haul freight and skydiving. ... BN-2B Islander II operated by Ryukyu Air Commuter The Britten-Norman Islander (also known as the BN-2) is a light utility aircraft manufactured by Britten-Norman of Britain. ... The Avro 748 was a small short-range turboprop airliner designed by Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the now-aged DC-3s then in widespread service as feederliners. ... The Dornier Do 228 is a small German twin turboprop STOL-utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) from 1981 until 1998. ... Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium to long range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ...


Services

Air Malawi operates the following services (at January 2005): 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Blantyre is the largest city in Malawi and the capital of the countrys Southern Region as well as the Blantyre District. ... Lilongwe, estimated population 597,619 (2003 census), is the capital of Malawi. ... Mzuzu is the capital of Malawis Northern region and the third largest city in the country, with a population of 119,592 (2003). ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Coordinates: Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Harare (pronounced , formerly Salisbury) is the capital city of Zimbabwe. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Location Location in the Congo Government Province Katanga Mayor Floribert Kaseba Geographical characteristics Area     City 747 km²     Land   747 km² Population     City (2001) 1,139,064     Density   1,525/km² Time zone DRC2 (UTC+2) Lubumbashi (formerly Elisabethville) is ranked as the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of... Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. ... Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in Mozambique. ...

Fleet

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

Air Malawi Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
ATR42-300 1 Short haul and regional routes
Boeing 737-300 1 Short haul and regional routes
Boeing 737-500 1 Short haul and regional routes
Total Number of Aircraft 3 Updated: April 2007

Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ...

External links

  • Air Malawi
  • Air Malawi Boeing Fleet Detail

References


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