Malawian Airlines has decided to celebrate the introduction of a new aircraft to its fleet with a slash on its air fare.
The Airline has recently leased a new aircraft, a Bombardier Q400 which will be flying between Blantyre and Lilongwe.
Following the introduction of the new aircraft, the company has slashed the air fare between on the Blantyre-Lilongwe route by more than K20, 000 Malawian Kwacha.
Malawian Airlines Joseph Josiah points out that the reduction is meant to enable more Malawians have access to the country’s flag carrier.
“we would want more Malawians to afford to fly as possible, to do that we announced that we have leased in a new aircraft, and in celebration of this new aircraft we have filed in a special fare. So this is a fare whose aim is to make sure that everyone is able to fly,” Josiah said.
The fares have gone down from as high as K90, 000 Kwacha to sixty two thousand Kwacha on a return ticket between the two destinations.
The Airline only has two planes which fly both in the local and international airspace.
Josiah however bemoaned the increasingly high operation costs of airlines in the country citing high cost of jet fuel among others
“it is our desired goal to reach out to as many Malawians as possible regardless of the high operation costs, you have to take note that we pay twice as much as compared to our friends in the region on fuel alone,” he added.
Josiah is confident that they will be able stay in business regardless of the high costs of operation.
Malawian airlines operates four daily flights from Lilongwe to Blantyre and three daily flights from Blantyre to Lilongwe