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20 Jan 2019 | 11:54 PM UTC

Malawi: South African Airways suspends flights via Chileka International Airport

Malawi News Alert

South African Airways indefinitely suspends flights via Chileka International Airport (Blantyre) on January 19 due to safety concerns

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Blantyre). COUNTRY/REGION Chileka International Airport


South African Airways (SAA) indefinitely suspended all flights in and out of Blantyre's Chileka International Airport (BLZ) in Malawi effective Saturday, January 19. The decision was made after the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) found the airport did not meet minimum safety standards during an annual inspection. The suspension is set to remain in place until all issues have been addressed and a follow-up inspection completed. 


Potentially impacted travelers are advised to contact their airline for further information. 


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