Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ethiopian Air has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre. Confirm policy on booking site.
Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter Blantyre. Travelers are not allowed to enter Malawi. These entry restrictions do not apply to Malawi citizens and residents, their spouses, children, and dependents.
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Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Blantyre.
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Blantyre.
Health Declaration Form
Travelers must complete a health declaration form before their travel.
Travel Surveillance Form
Must be completed and presented upon arrival.
Masks: Required in public spaces.
The average direct flight takes 2h 15m, covering a distance of 1357 km.
There are 13 (direct) flights between Johannesburg and Blantyre per week, averaging 1 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (R4 579) and Multiple Airlines (R4 682), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Ethiopian Air (R6 950) and Multiple Airlines (R9 378).
Ethiopian Air flies 13 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
From Johannesburg to Blantyre, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Blantyre back to Johannesburg , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Johannesburg you will be using Johannesburg OR Tambo, often referred to as Johannesburg Airport. You will be landing at Blantyre Chileka, also known as Blantyre Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I liked both the seat and crew service"
Pros: "Amazing friendly crew. Spot on entertainment!!!"
Cons: "Toilet facilities could have been cleaner"
Pros: "When we were unable to travel due to Corona Virus restrictions, Ethiopian gave us a full refund even though we had a non-refundable ticket, and they were lovely about it when they did it. A+, hope I'll get a chance to actually fly with them soon."
Cons: "Nothing else. All was well"
Cons: "Everything was great!!"
Cons: "The chicken was undercooked."
Cons: "Entertainment is non existent. Plane is tatty."
Pros: "The crew was okay, though a little bit occupied and thus ignoring some of the customers' requests. The seats are comfortable and spacious with enough leg room"
Cons: "The food could have been better. Honestly much better"
Cons: "Flight attendants where bothered to serve us beer, water or any other snack during he flight. I had to beg in both occasions to have my tray taken from my seat."
Pros: "It was a very short flight"
Pros: "The crew were quite homely."
Cons: "The orderliness during boarding needs more work"
Pros: "Excellent airline overall Great seats for sleeping"
Cons: "Business class seats are not well appointed Nowhere to put a bottle of water - storage handbag and shoes etc could not be reached without undoing the seatbelt and screen far away from the seat Voice commentary was muffled and therefore unable to be heard"
Pros: "It was a comfortable flight with good intertainment."
Cons: "The food could be better."
Pros: "I like the Direct route"
Cons: "Long wait time at checkin Only certain employees accepted money for extra baggage fees Long time boarding Most staff were friendly An employee on board with short hair was not nice and her hair wasn’t professional Paid $160 for the extra bag, but it was lost It is still lost!"
Pros: "Again excellent service"
Pros: "Leg space, TV screen and entertainment and the decline of the seat."
Cons: "The toilets floors could be cleaned often. The food service cart could move for urgent pass to the toilet."
Pros: "Attendants were courteous and the spacing is better than some airlines, but that’s about it."
Cons: "Check in was a disaster: no logical control of 100s of people; delayed on the tarmac for 1:45 for a “minor technical reason” that apparently had nothing to do with the actual operation of the plane that prevented me from making my next flight. Food was terrible. Flight attendants could have been more helpful about my missed connection."
Pros: "Seat layout-767 has only two seats across on the side sections, much better than three, which most planes have. Crew was courteous, captain explained reasons for delay. Plane was not crowded."
Cons: "Flight delayed two hours by weather. Ground operations seemed slow. All planes were delayed by weather, but ours took longer to get ready once weather cleared. Passengers were bussed to the plane for both boarding and disembarking while other planes used jet bridges."
Pros: "Having never even heard of Ethiopian Airline, our expectations weren’t very high. We found the boarding process to work well. The staff was great and the meals were very good. The flights were on time and efficient."
Cons: "On many of the flights we had to use the roll up stairs. The water that they served tasted like tap water. The seats seem closer (less leg room) than other airlines."
Pros: "Everything was on time, high quality, and enjoyable"
Cons: "There was a fight on the llane but it was because a passenger with mental issues was provoked by a couple so ahe beat up the wife. This was not caused by ET and crew at all, but they stopped it."
Pros: "Spacious seats, attentive flight attendants"
Cons: "Bathrooms were messy and ran out of soap in one."
Pros: "The food served is awesome and sufficient. The flights are comfortable and the crew are friendly. My luggage came right on time and was properly handled"
Cons: "Well there was no entertainment in the flight. That is it"
Pros: "Comfortable, excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing - everything was fine."
Pros: "Aircraft A350 super nice entertainment t equipment and interior very clean."
Cons: "Lost my luggage, could not trace it and no compensation."
Pros: "The plane is spacious lost of leg room"
Cons: "can improve on the food"
Pros: "The worst airline company I've ever used"
Pros: "USB plug, nice TV/ entertainment"
Cons: "I sent them an email about an issue with my flight but they didn't get back to me"
Cons: "Old plane Left 1 hr late No entertainment Adis is an old filthy airport"
Pros: "צוות אדיב ורגיש לנוסעים ויעיל"
Cons: "האוכל לא היה מגוון לא הכיל פירות או ירקות טריים , היה מבוסס על אורז ופחמימות, לא הוקרן מסךמסלול הטיסה, לא היו אזניות זמינות"
Cons: "Chairs were not reclining. Asked for blanket and didn't get one so I was cold."
Pros: "Cabin crew were all charming."
Cons: "Unfortunately, I had to request earphones (which were not supplied in the seat pocket in front of me) five times from three different attendants over the course of an hour and a quarter before I was given them. This was not just so I could watch a movie but because the quality of the plane's public address system made it very difficult to listen to the announcements from the captain and the crew. Listening on earphones I was able to hear everything clearly. Why it had to take so long just to give me earphones I don't know."
Pros: "Great prices, and helpful staff"
Cons: "The food was mediocre, almost poor."
Pros: "Excellent chicken dish"
Pros: "When I originally booked this trip it was with one connection and a 16 hour commute time. They added legs to my trip which significantly increased travel time. I tried to cancel my flight because I booked the flight with the necessity of arriving by specific days and times and they insisted on charging me for it so I just forfeited my seat and trip all together. There's nothing good to say about Ethiopian airlines."
Cons: "They are very unprofessional and unhelpful and I'll never book them again."
Cons: "Crew was not friendly and seemed to ignore my requests. Seat was not comfortable. Food was okay."
Pros: "The take was very smooth."
Cons: "The seats did not recline & I had a back problem"
Cons: "My monitor/screen never worked; could never watch a movie despite asking the flight attendants to reset my screen several times. Pretty bad for this 10+ hour flight. I have had much better experiences with crew, staff, friendliness, responsiveness, etc, on almost every other airline."
Pros: "The comforts offered in business class was most standard. In other words quite good. The food was middling. Also, 12 plus hours on a plane requires a larger selection of films. Finally, add wi fi."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "On both flights. From Tel Aviv to Addis Ababa and from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv my seat would not recline. These were night flights and the seat in front of me did recline. so it was a very unpleasent experiance"
Cons: "The waiting time for the connecting flight to was far too long...."
Pros: "The food and the crew were nice. The entertainment would go in and out, with the buttons malfunctioning at times."
Cons: "Started boarding 4 hours after scheduled departure. Though there was bad weather, our departure was still delayed way past the "adverse weather" conditions at the airport. In the 4 hours we were in Washington, there was no communication whatsoever. No one to inform us of us potentially missing our ADD to JHB connecting flight. None of the workers wanted to help us."
Pros: "Would have liked to have seen more of the cabin crew, but they were pleasant."
Cons: "Food choice was limited. Ethiopian often ran out of meals and just gave me whatever option they had left. Entertainment system didn't always work properly."
Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Pros: "EVERY THING WAS ON TIME"
Cons: "FOOD NOT GOOD"
Pros: "Nothing. My bag is gone"
Cons: "My bag is gone"
Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Blantyre have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre