03 Nov 2023

Airlink Adds More Lilongwe Flights


31 October 2023, Johannesburg – Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline, will expand its South Africa – Malawi operations with additional flights between Johannesburg and Lilongwe from 16 December 2023.

In September, Airlink launched services to both Lilongwe and Blantyre in its foray into the Malawi market, which became the 15th country in the independent regional airline’s comprehensive route network.

“As anticipated, the market has responded positively to Airlink’s offering on the routes, which are all about providing reliable, convenient and great value connectivity for travel between the two countries. In response to popular demand, we will be upping our frequencies on Johannesburg-Lilongwe-Johannesburg to four a week – with the introduction of Saturday flights - from mid-December,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

Airlink operates the comfortable and efficient 37-seat Embraer Regional Jets on its Malawi routes, which will operate daily into the country.

Sustainable wildlife and tourism are vital to Malawi’s economy. The country is often referred to as “the warm heart of Africa” and was crowned as one of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Top Countries in 2022. Tourist attractions include Lake Malawi (Africa’s third-largest, which is more like an inland sea), wildlife, adventure and its rich cultural heritage.

Under the increased schedule, flights on the Lilongwe and Blantyre routes will operate at these times and days of the week, respectively.

Flight No Days of Week From Departure To Arrival

4Z 460* JNB 11:00 LLW 13:20

4Z 461* LLW 14:10 JNB 16:35

*day 6 with effect from 16 December 2023

Flight No Days of Week From Departure To Arrival

4Z 450 .2.4..7 JNB 11:00 BLZ 13:05

4Z 451 .2.4..7 BLZ 14:15 JNB 16:35

Customers wanting to travel on these Airlink routes can book and manage their trips on flyairlink.com, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.


Airlink’s great value fares on our Embraer Regional Jet flights include a 20kg free luggage allowance. Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats

About Airlink

Airlink was established in 1992 and is Southern Africa’s premier privately-owned regional airline. Airlink serves these cities and other destinations throughout Southern Africa as well as Madagascar and St Helena Island. It offers worldwide connections through its partners, which include many trusted and well-known inter-continental brands and its FlyNamibia franchise.

In addition, Airlink has launched its innovative “Skybucks” frequent flyer rewards programme.

Airlink has consistently been South Africa’s most on-time airline over the past two years*, with its fleet of more than 60 modern jetliners achieving a 92.79% average on-time performance so far this year.

Airlink is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) member and is accredited under its safety audit programme.