Malawian carrier Ulendo Airlink has opened ticket sales for its third domestic route operating from its base Lilongwe’s Kamuzu International Airport to Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.
The flights will commence from September 24 using a Dornier 228 aircraft. Operating schedules have been planned to cut transfer times for international passengers through Lilongwe. The new service allows passengers to connect to Ulendo Airlink’s Norther Malawi schedules from Lilongwe to Likoma Island and Mzuzu, as well as onto South African Airways, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airline services.
The schedule for the service is as follows:
LILONGWE - BLANTYRE
06:00 - 06:50 | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (W4 100)
10:00 - 10:50 | Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday (W4 104)
11:30 - 12:20 | Monday, Wednesday, Friday (W4 106)
17:30 - 18:25 | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (W4 108)
BLANTYRE - LILONGWE
07:10 - 08:00 | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (W4 101)
11:10 - 12:00 | Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday (W4 105)
12:45 - 13:30 | Monday, Wednesday, Friday (W4 107)
18:40 - 19:30 | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (W4 109)
Ticket sales have opened through Ulendo Airlink’s website. A partnership with Hahn Air allows international travel agents to book the flights using their preferred Global Distribution System, and make use of Iata’s Billing Settlement Plan to facilitate ticketing.
Rob McConaghy, Chief Executive of Ulendo Airlink said: “Our focus has always been to address evolving travel needs in Malawi and we believe the inclusion of Blantyre in our network will make a signiﬁcant contribution towards this end. 2020 will see the launch of our services from Lilongwe to Malawi’s popular Southern Lakeshore and onward connection to Liwonde National Park - arguably one of the most beautiful Big 5 national parks in the region. It is our hope that we can obtain the necessary approvals from regional aviation authorities to commence services between Lilongwe and Tete in Mozambique and formalise schedules to Mfuwe, Zambia in the coming year.”
Ulendo Airlink is in no way related to the South African airline, Airlink.