Flights to Malawi = British Airways, South African Airlines (Flysaa), KLM (Royal Dutch), Kenyan or Ethiopian Airlines, the list is endless.
However, these are the 5 main airlines that fly to Malawi and we can debate all night and everyone will have their own conclusion.
However, here’s to hoping that at the end of this read, difficulty in choosing whom to fly with, will be a thing of the past.
Flights to Malawi – Personal Choice
You, me, him or her, we all have our personal reasons for going with the airlines of our choice.
However, before choosing an airline there are many factors to look at.
Factors such as the price tag, seat capacity, loyalty programs, or even something as minor or major like food, can be deal-makers/breakers.
If I am to be honest based on my experience, some airlines are just better than others when it comes to catering to ones needs.
I hope these tips will help you, you and your partner or your family as you search for that airline that fits your needs best.
1. Flights to Malawi – British Airways
Miles: From personal experience, my number one go to airline brand is British Airways.
As a frequent flyer, their loyalty scheme is one of the best and you know how amazing it feels to rack up miles for a free flight or two right?
Comfort: Again British Airways wins this one out.
Whether its personal or business travel, British Airways are hard to beat, with one of the best friendliest services on long haul flights.
The air host and hostesses are so kind enough to keep your little ones entertained and comfortable.
Bonus is parents travelling with children get priority check-in together with first class, therefore no waiting around.
What about waiting in transit?
Waiting times: All flights coming into Malawi include a stop before landing into Malawi.
British Airways has one of the shortest waiting times.
Whether your connecting flight is with FLYSAA or Kenya Airways. Maybe this perk is a reflection of the ticket price.
This is something that is important to me and therefore, I do not think twice or debate, when booking my flights out-bound or in-bound.
2. Flights to Malawi – South African Airlines (Flysaa)
FLYSAA Is number 2 for very similar reasons to Flight number 1.
Furthermore, I love and recommend South African Airlines because the wait at O.R Tambo is not boring because there’s plenty to do.
Depending on your flight time, you can grab a quick good meal – from a range of eateries and cafes.
When you stop-over at O.R Tambo, airport lounges are available no matter your airline or class flown.
All you have to do is pre-book and pay a single fee.
Once that’s done, you can access food, drinks, steady WiFi and maybe even freshen up in clean shower-rooms.
Lots of Duty free shops are about to pass time. So make sure you treat yourself.
But, how about KLM?
KLM: Is generally a good flight although long. Friendly and attentive staff and every time you fly with KLM and partner flights you earn Miles.
If I was to choose between Ethiopian and KLM, I will always prefer KLM.
Kenya or Ethiopian Airlines?
Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Airlines: could take fourth or fifth place.
They are pretty similar in value…. and value for money (reasonable fares)…
These two airlines usually have longer waiting times and limited things to do at both airports.
However, staff are friendly and only one stop on a good day or two or three stops at other times. These also have loyalty schemes.
What is your favourite airline and why? Share in the comments.