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Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:49 am
by great dane
Budget airline with Beech 1900s - interesting to see what kind of budget that will be.

Malawian-owned budget airline Lakestar Express to start Jan 2018
https://www.nyasatimes.com/malawian-own ... -jan-2018/

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According to its chief executive officer Allain Chidzanja, the airline is expected to start with two 19-passenger Beechcraft 1900D between Lilongwe and Blantyre as well as the Northern Region.

Lakestar Express Limited has invested $7 million (about K5.1 billion) to to bring competition in the aviation sector.

Chidzanja said the airline will give passengers an opportunity to fly between Blantyre and Lilongwe and revive the Northern route in Mzuzu, Karonga and Likoma.

“We will start with domestic operations only for eight months,” Chidzanja said.

He said after four months, Lakestar Express will put another plane and will be ready go regional to Lusaka [Zambia], Johannesburg [South Africa], Harare [Zimbabwe], Nairobi [Kenya] and eastern side of Mozambique.

Currently, Malawi has only one airline, Malawian Airlines Limited, operating on the domestic market as well as regional.

Ministry of Transport and Public Works spokesperson James Chakwera said the licensing of Lajestar Express is a welcome development to the transport sector as more operators will encourage competition, which would in turn bring down fares, thereby increasing passenger services.

Re: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:52 am
by Bell 407
Any idea where the hardware is being sourced from?

Re: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:19 am
by Joeatc
I hope they have an option to Club Mak...

Re: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:59 am
by Bell 407
Joeatc wrote:I hope they have an option to Club Mak...

Joe, I hadn't heard of Club Mak so did a Google search - Wow, what a beautiful place :dance:

Re: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:53 am
by Raffles
Bell 407 wrote:
Joeatc wrote:I hope they have an option to Club Mak...

Joe, I hadn't heard of Club Mak so did a Google search - Wow, what a beautiful place :dance:


I was there in 1995, was good then. Hopefully better now. Scuba diving, but all you really see are bare rocks, unlike the sea.

Re: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:40 pm
by happyskipper
Club Mak se gat: check out Danforth Yachting:Here

Re: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:32 pm
by Bell 407
happyskipper wrote:Club Mak se gat: check out Danforth Yachting:Here

Very nice indeed :good: