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Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre from R4 800

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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to Blantyre (JNB-BLZ)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to Blantyre that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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11:20 - 13:25JNB-BLZ
2h 05mdirect
14:10 - 16:35BLZ-JNB
2h 25mdirect
R9 324Airlink
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Tue, Aug 20 - Sun, Sep 1
11:20 - 13:25JNB-BLZ
2h 05mdirect
14:10 - 16:35BLZ-JNB
2h 25mdirect
R9 894Airlink
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Sun, Jun 2 - Sun, Jun 23
11:20 - 13:25JNB-BLZ
2h 05mdirect
14:10 - 16:35BLZ-JNB
2h 25mdirect
R10 096Airlink
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Mon, Jun 24 - Tue, Jul 2
11:20 - 13:25JNB-BLZ
2h 05mdirect
14:10 - 16:35BLZ-JNB
2h 25mdirect
R10 152Airlink
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Sun, Jun 2 - Fri, Jun 21
12:20 - 14:35JNB-BLZ
2h 15mdirect
9:20 - 11:35BLZ-JNB
2h 15mdirect
R10 207Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Sep 19 - Mon, Sep 23
23:00 - 8:40JNB-BLZ
33h 40m2 stops
17:10 - 13:05BLZ-JNB
19h 55m2 stops
R11 365Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Sep 19 - Tue, Sep 24
1:15 - 16:40JNB-BLZ
15h 25m2 stops
14:10 - 16:35BLZ-JNB
2h 25mdirect
R11 513
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Mon, Aug 19 - Sun, Sep 1
11:20 - 13:25JNB-BLZ
2h 05mdirect
9:20 - 11:35BLZ-JNB
2h 15mdirect
R11 568
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Sun, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 19
14:30 - 8:40JNB-BLZ
18h 10m2 stops
17:10 - 13:05BLZ-JNB
19h 55m2 stops
R11 604Ethiopian Air
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Wed, Jul 24 - Sat, Aug 17
10:15 - 16:40JNB-BLZ
30h 25m3 stops
17:10 - 3:55BLZ-JNB
34h 45m2 stops
R12 083Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Sep 19 - Mon, Sep 23

Flights from OR Tambo to Blantyre - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to Blantyre to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

The average price of all flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Johannesburg to Blantyre, you should consider leaving on a Thursday and avoid Mondays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Johannesburg, you’ll find the best rates on Sundays and the most expensive ones on Thursdays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre is April, where tickets cost R9 600 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are August and January, where the average cost of tickets is R10 225 and R10 207 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 88 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Ethiopian Air (R4 800) and Airlink (R4 929). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Airlink (R9 324) and Ethiopian Air (R10 207).

Which airlines fly direct between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Blantyre?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre. They are Airlink and Ethiopian Air. The cheapest airline for this route is Airlink, with the best one-way deal found costing R8 603. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Airlink.

How many flights are there between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Blantyre per day?

Each day, there are between 1 and 2 nonstop flights that take off from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and land in Blantyre, with an average flight time of 2h 10m. The most common departure time is 11:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 12 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Sunday, when 17% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Wednesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Blantyre?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Johannesburg to Blantyre take?

A direct flight to Blantyre will take on average 2h 05m to travel the 2 181 km flying distance from Johannesburg.

What’s the earliest departure time from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 11:20 and will be landing in Blantyre at 13:25.

What’s the latest departure time from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre jets off at 12:20 and lands at 14:35.

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Low season

February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R4 800
Best time to beat the crowds (0% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (1% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Blantyre

When to book flights from OR Tambo to Blantyre

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to Blantyre based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Johannesburg to Blantyre flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre was R261 for a one-way ticket and R507 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    Johannesburg and Blantyre are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Johannesburg from Johannesburg OR Tambo and will be arriving at Blantyre Chileka.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    The Boeing 737-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Johannesburg to Blantyre flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Johannesburg and Blantyre, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    There are direct flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre, Ethiopian Air or Airlink?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre are Ethiopian Air and Airlink. With an average price for the route of R10 185 and an overall rating of 7,3, Ethiopian Air is the most popular choice. Airlink is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R9 051 and an overall rating of 8,2.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Blantyre from Johannesburg is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Blantyre with an airline and back to Johannesburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Johannesburg to Blantyre?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Blantyre from Johannesburg up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Blantyre

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R4 000 or less one-way and R9 980 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Blantyre Chileka?

Find which airlines fly direct from OR Tambo to Chileka, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Blantyre Chileka

Monday

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Tuesday

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Wednesday

Ethiopian Air

Ethiopian Air

Thursday

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Friday

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Saturday

Ethiopian Air

Ethiopian Air

Sunday

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

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Direct returns

Blantyre Chileka to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Tuesday

Airlink, Emirates, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Airlink, Emirates, +2 more

Wednesday

Ethiopian Air

Ethiopian Air

Thursday

Airlink, Emirates, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Airlink, Emirates, +2 more

Friday

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways

Airlink, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Saturday

Ethiopian Air

Ethiopian Air

Sunday

Airlink, Emirates, Ethiopian Air, +1 more

Airlink, Emirates, +2 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Blantyre

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Blantyre. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from OR Tambo to Blantyre? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,2
AirlinkOverall score based on 73 reviews
8,1Comfort
6,2Entertainment
8,2Boarding
7,5Food
8,8Crew
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

8,0 ExcellentGerhard, May 2024UTN - JNB
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"

My entertainment screen wasn't working and they couldn't fix it.

The gate was changed at the very last moment and no one informed us. The flight was one hour late and the screen broken, the remote control not working. One toilet was out of order . the other toilets were also not totally functioning, because the washbasin was plugged and the water couldn't flow away.

The food could be better, the beef was quite tough. The crew were friendly and helpful on this flight, which has not being my experience on other Ethiopian flights.

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

Luggage delayed for one day. I called customer service, and they had no info and no empathy. Boarding was very disorganized and chaotic. We went nearly 7 hours with no food or snacks on the flight. This is not an airline that has respect for its passengers.

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

The food really sucks And they really need to work on entertainment The movie selection is herendous .

Hot, uncomfortable and very rough take off and landing. Very regrettable.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Johannesburg to Blantyre found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
10/10Thu
directEthiopian Air
2h 15mJNB-BLZ
R4 800
17/9Tue
directAirlink
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
R4 929
19/9Thu
directEthiopian Air
2h 15mJNB-BLZ
R5 260
17/9Tue
2 stops
9h 20mJNB-BLZ
R8 294
19/9Thu
3 stops
9h 20mJNB-BLZ
R8 331
19/9Thu
2 stops
42h 10mJNB-BLZ
R8 386
10/10Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
13h 35mJNB-BLZ
R8 478
10/10Thu
3 stops
25h 30mJNB-BLZ
R8 533
17/9Tue
3 stops
42h 50mJNB-BLZ
R8 552
10/10Thu
2 stops
9h 20mJNB-BLZ
R8 772

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Last minute flights from OR Tambo to Blantyre

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre that are departing in the next 10 days.
28/5Tue
directAirlink
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
18/6Tue
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
R9 618
28/5Tue
directAirlink
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
21/6Fri
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
R9 894
28/5Tue
direct
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
19/6Wed
direct
2h 15mBLZ-JNB
R11 181
28/5Tue
direct
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
22/6Sat
direct
2h 15mBLZ-JNB
R11 586
28/5Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
18h 10mJNB-BLZ
17/6Mon
multi-stopEthiopian Air
26h 50mBLZ-JNB
R12 138
28/5Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
18h 10mJNB-BLZ
18/6Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
34h 45mBLZ-JNB
R12 377
28/5Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
18h 10mJNB-BLZ
19/6Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
18h 45mBLZ-JNB
R12 524
28/5Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
18h 10mJNB-BLZ
23/6Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
19h 55mBLZ-JNB
R12 855
28/5Tue
multi-stop
9h 20mJNB-BLZ
17/6Mon
direct
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
R13 168
28/5Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
18h 10mJNB-BLZ
21/6Fri
multi-stopEthiopian Air
27h 55mBLZ-JNB
R13 867

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Johannesburg - Blantyre Flights

Departure:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Destination:

Blantyre (BLZ)Malawi

Return flight deals:

Blantyre - Johannesburg

Cabin classes:

R11 181
R19 586
R7 448

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