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Routes News 2015 Issue 4

Routes News 2015 Issue 4

I first visited the Gulf region in the mid-1990s and had the great pleasure of living there for a few years shortly after.
Don't show a catchment map!

Don't show a catchment map!

Nigel Mayes, ASM senior vice president consulting and product development, and Mike St-Laurent, senior consultant, explore the perfect presentation.
Recipe for success

Recipe for success

Keith Williams, chief executive of British Airways, talks new routes, new aircraft and the perfect airline CEO. Graham Newton reports.
Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

New Zealand has much to offer beyond the movie industry spotlight.
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Malawian Airlines ready to launch

News Friday, 12 July 2013 16:12 Written by 

Malawi and Ethiopian Airlines have signed an agreement to get a new carrier flying after the collapse of the national carrier, Air Malawi.

Ethiopian Airlines will have a 49% stake in the new airline, with the government making 31% available to Malawian investors and holding the remaining 20%, according to media reports.

 

Air Malawi halted its flights in February after entering voluntary liquidation last year.

 

The carrier flew to Dar es Salaam, Harare, Johannesburg OR Tambo, Lilongwe and Lusaka from a main base at Chileka International Airport (BLZ) at Blantyre.

 

In February, Ethiopian Airlines was declared the "preferred bidder" by Malawi’s Private Public Partnership Commission (PPPC) as a strategic equity partner for a restructured national airline.

 

At a press conference to announce the deal with Ethiopian Airlines, Jimmy Lipunga, CEO of the PPPC, reportedly said the government would invest $20m into the company.

 

Air Malawi’s fleet - a B737-300, a B737-500 and an ATR 42-300 - is now on the market to help clear the company debts, according to media reports.

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