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Find cheap flights to Malawi from R3 920

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Lilongwe
Lilongwe1 stopR6 869
Blantyre
BlantyredirectR9 172

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November

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December

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R3 920
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 10% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (6% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

FAQs - booking Malawi flights

  • How long is the flight to Malawi?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to Malawi takes 7h 50m, covering a distance of 2982 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Blantyre with an average flight time of 2h 05m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Malawi?

    The cheapest ticket to Malawi from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R4 119 one-way, and R9 172 round-trip. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Blantyre Chileka and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R9 172.

  • Which airlines fly to Malawi?

    Airlink, Qatar Airways & Ethiopian Air fly the most frequently from South Africa to Malawi.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Malawi?

    The next most popular destination is Lilongwe (42%).

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Top 4 airlines flying to Malawi

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to Malawi? 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.
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AirlinkOverall score based on 85 reviews
8,2comfort
6,4entertainment
8,2boarding
8,8crew
7,6food
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It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

10,0 ExcellentSimbarashe, Jan 2024GBE - JNB
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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

There was no entertainment, but that is not expected on a flight less than 2 1/2 hours. Uber clean aircraft, good boxed meal and friendly flight attendants. Very please with the experience

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"
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "Entertainment console only partially working. Toilet vacant/occupied indicator not working fully."

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.

it was a nice tripe but they need to work on the serving of soda,they should be abled to serve cain soda not on cup.At least each passenger should be entitled to one cain of soda not serving on cup.thanks.

On my return flight the TV did not work the entire flight! They knew it wasn’t working but they let me sit there. The guy sitting nièce to me told me he was ok the previous flight and it wasn’t working. This is business class by the way!

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

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

Entertainment system poor - couldn't hear, no flight info etc.

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

Was so glad the the captain kept the air. It’s usually suffocating in there.

Pros: "We got scammed out of the tickets from Justfly.com and Ethiopian Airlines turned us away without looking at our tickets. I am upset. Now I have to get more Covid Testing done and that will cost approx. $700 and new plane tickets. JustFly.com's customer service is misleading and deceiving. And they blocked my number."
Cons: "Background check your booking agencies and their agents."

Front section of economy cabin is better than rear. Paid for seats selected.

Good flight. Paid for seats sat the frront section of the economy. Better than rear cabin.

Apart from delay of 3 hrs in Nairobi for onward flight to Dar all fine. Looked like operational issues caused it.

It has been 1 week since arriving at my destination and I still have not recieved my kite surfing bags. Office will not communicate properly on location or when my bags will arrive. No advice on what to do on luggage that has not arrived in over a week. Simply not happy with Kenya airways at the moment.

Excellent. They canceled our flight & put us up for the night. Then upgraded us. We are impressed

On a long flight us customers need more rehydration by the crew. Some of us have water bottles but no crew is coming around to offer water. I’m not saying issue us all with plastic water bottles.

The flight staff were not very kind. I went back to get a drink, 4 of them back there chatting. They all looked at me continued to talk then they started doing stuff and one finally asked after I was standing there awhile what I needed. This happened multiple times. The movies were not the great and seemed dated. My seat squeaked every time I moved and it moved around a bit.

My flight from Nairobi to nyc. My seat made noise and moved around. The two toilets in the back didn’t work well cause you didn’t know if someone was in there cause the light didn’t work. The bathroom doors didn’t lock well either, so I walked in on someone. The crew wasn’t quick or super helpful. When I went to get something they were chatting and they would look at me, continue on with their conversation and finally I would interrupt to get a drink.

I think is one of the greatest most professional airlines I’ve flown with. So sustainable as well!!! The business class is top notch!!!

The flight never took off. We sat on the tarmac for over two hours due to an electrical fault and finally the flight was cancelled. We were told that hotels would be organised but there was no further communication. In the end I retrieved my baggage and went to the car park to pick up my car and drive home. It cost me over £150 to park the car for two weeks, plus of course petrol, and over £600 for the four flights and £50 for the travel visa. All gone up in my smoke. I’m bitterly disappointed that my business Trip was cancelled and have been told I will get a “partial refund” within three months!!! What a way to treat a customer.

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Recent return flight deals

8/5Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
12h 10mJNB-LLW
13/5Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
10h 00mLLW-JNB
R6 869
5/5Sun
1 stopKenya Airways
20h 25mJNB-LLW
9/5Thu
2 stopsKenya Airways
10h 00mLLW-JNB
R6 888
15/5Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
12h 10mJNB-LLW
23/5Thu
2 stopsKenya Airways
20h 40mLLW-JNB
R6 908
23/8Fri
1 stopKenya Airways
12h 10mJNB-LLW
27/8Tue
2 stopsKenya Airways
25h 35mLLW-JNB
R7 193
8/9Sun
directAirlink
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
20/9Fri
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
R9 172
30/4Tue
directAirlink
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
7/5Tue
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
R9 305
5/5Sun
2 stopsEthiopian Air
33h 40mJNB-BLZ
12/5Sun
2 stopsEthiopian Air
19h 55mBLZ-JNB
R9 457
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1 stop
26h 40mJNB-LLW
6/7Sat
direct
2h 30mLLW-JNB
R9 534
17/6Mon
direct
2h 20mJNB-LLW
6/7Sat
2 stops
19h 30mLLW-JNB
R9 648
23/5Thu
2 stopsEthiopian Air
18h 10mJNB-BLZ
26/5Sun
2 stopsEthiopian Air
19h 55mBLZ-JNB
R10 028

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30/7Tue
1 stopKenya Airways
12h 10mJNB-LLW
R3 920
5/5Sun
1 stopKenya Airways
20h 25mJNB-LLW
R4 091
10/5Fri
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24h 05mJNB-LLW
R4 110
6/5Mon
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25h 15mJNB-LLW
R4 700
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R4 871
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2h 15mJNB-BLZ
R5 309
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8h 20mJNB-LLW
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multi-stopKenya Airways
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R7 174
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8h 20mJNB-LLW
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R8 106
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2h 15mBLZ-JNB
R10 675
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19h 55mBLZ-JNB
R12 749
21/4Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
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multi-stopEthiopian Air
19h 55mBLZ-JNB
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28/4Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
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R13 339
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R13 434

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