Ulendo Airlink, a low-cost airline, has introduced special flying rates for Malawians and people resident in the country to boost domestic tourism.
The move, according to the airline, is expected to promote tourism and provide an opportunity for people to visit tourism attraction places.
The company’s commercial service agent Azaria Manda said one has to show proof of citizenship or residency to enjoy this package.
She said: “If you are travelling on a special Malawi citizen or resident fare, proof of citizenship or residency will be required for all passengers.”
Manda said this on Tuesday to a group of stakeholders the company invited for a flight from Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe to Chileka International Airport in Blantyre then to Huntingdon Lodge at Satemwa Tea Estate in Thyolo.
This was part of the launch of the Lilongwe-Blantyre flights.
Ulendo Airlink also has flights to Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Club Makokola in Mangochi, Mfuwe in Zambia, Likoma Island, Liwonde and Nyika National Park in Rumphi.
Department of Tourism chief tourism officer Ian Mshani said this is a positive development that will promote domestic tourism.
“This will promote the spirit of flying, which in turn will promote efficiency on those travelling on business and leisure,” he said. Travel Centre managing director Tsala Mapapa has lauded Ulendo Airlink for introducing the Lilongwe-Blantyre route and the initiative of targeting Malawians.