Lilongwe-based Malawian Airlines, which is 49%-owned by Ethiopian Airlines, has opened its first international route between Lilongwe and Johannesburg. Ethiopian strategic partner Malawian Airlines was founded in July 2013 and launched operations on Jan. 31 with a single Bombardier Q400 and a Boeing 737-800. Its inaugural route was a domestic service between Lilongwe and Blantyre in Malawi. On Feb. 17, Malawian Airlines operated its first international service, marking the debut of its daily ...

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