New airline for Malawi

Malawi Airline Ltd

The Malawi Government have announced the formation of a new national airline, Malawi Airline Ltd to be run in partnership with with Ethiopian Airlines. Malawi will have 51% of the new airline of which31% will be offered to interested Malawians, Ethiopian will have 49%. Air Malawi is being wound up  and their 3 aircraft are to be sold.

Further details are to be announced shortly but Ethiopian airlines are expected to introduce  two new aircraft as part of a joint $20m deal. Public Private Partnership CEO Jimmy Lipunga commented that Malawi "will once again have a national flag carrier on local, regional and international routes" which is good news for tourism.