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New Malawi flight promised

May 2007

African carrier Air Malawi has resumed it service between London and Lilongwe, offering passengers the chance to easily access this fascinating country.

The service will be operated under a code share agreement with Air Zimbabwe and flights will leave London's Gatwick Airport on Saturdays at 6.30pm, arriving in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, at 5.30am local time on Sunday morning.

Return flights from the south-east African nation will leave at 10.40pm local time on Wednesdays and arrive back in the UK at 7.40am on Thursday mornings.

Last year, the two airlines attempted to introduce a similar service but it was cancelled after there where problems with local aviation authorities.

However, Air Malawi's tariffs manager, Tony Chimpukuso, told Malawi's Daily Times newspaper that he was confident the new service would prove successful.

"We are now sure of continuous operations from May 30 since patronage was picking up with demand on this route becoming stable," he explained.

In recent years Malawi has become a relatively popular tourist destination, and visitors are attracted to its beautiful beaches and famous lake.

The Lonely Planet has this to say about the country: "Malawi's scenery is gorgeous and varied and Malawians tend to be extremely friendly toward travellers.

"Nature lovers will adore the national parks and game reserves, mountain hiking and plateau trekking."