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Travel to Malawi
Passengers may experience payment difficulties when booking flights that are originating from Malawi. We are actively working on a solution internally. We encourage all customers who require flights originating from Malawi to contact a GSA (General Sales Agent) or Travel Agent.
Important Flight Notice
All international customers are urged to book one (1) single ticket with through-fares, as opposed to booking separate tickets to avoid flight delays. Please note that it is essential to read the fare rules.
Important EFT Payment Notice
PayGate has advised that Standard Bank has been re-enabled on SiD. Customers may still encounter issues completing payments for the moment.
We're launching new Lilongwe and Blantyre routes.
We will start operating flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe on 4 September and to Blantyre on 5 September 2023.
Items Not to be Included in Unchecked Baggage
The following list (aligned with ICAO and IATA recommended practice) is provided as a guideline of what items are not to be allowed in the cabin of Airlink aircraft. Items indicated on this list, except firearms and ammunition, may however be carried in the checked baggage of passengers. This does not include the obvious items considered as harmful items i.e. knives, firearms, explosives, grenades, etc.
- Baseball bats
- Cricket bats
- Tennis racquets
- Squash racquets
- Badminton racquets
- Golf clubs
- Pool cues
- Ice axe / Ice pick
- Martial Arts devices
- Ammunition See Chapter 4.10
- Hunting Knives
- Throwing stars
- Brass Knuckles
- Box cutters
- Duct tape
- Heavy tools (Wrenches, Pliers etc)
- Metal scissors with pointed tips
- Screw drivers
- Portable power drills
- Razor blades (not in cartridge)
- Razor blades (not in cartridge)
- Disabling chemicals or gases
- Religious knives
- Fire Extinguishers
Manicure sets, including small scissors and metal nail files are permitted.
The items below, shall incur a handling fee charge as per cities and charges under Paragraph 4.12
- Axes and hatchets
- Replica guns
- Tranquilliser Dart Guns – Veterinary purposes only
- Flare pistols / Starter guns
- Stun guns / Shocking devices
- Spear guns
- Pellet guns / Rifles
- Paint ball guns
- Toy weapons See chapter4.10
Further restrictions on items allowed in sterile areas of airports, may be imposed or may differ from country to country, dependant on the Policy of the Local Authorities. Certain items not listed as Prohibited items which may be carried on a person or in cabin baggage for medical or other use, such as syringes and hypodermic needles should be declared to the airline check-in agent or checkpoint security staff.
The airline will accept the carriage of these items in the cabin of the aircraft only if such items are accompanied by clearly labelled medication such as insulin or other lifesaving medicines. Unlabelled or unidentified substances accompanied with syringes, or packs of needles not accompanied by the above, may be denied for carriage on a person or within cabin baggage.
Passengers carrying these items, when not requiring access to such items during flight, are encouraged to rather pack these within their checked baggage. When such items are considered as unjustified or non-essential, security staff may confiscate such items if a passenger fails to provide sufficient reason and/or medical evidence to carry such items.
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