Malawi - 2.2 Malawi Aviation

Malawi Aviation 

Key airport information may also be found at: World Aero Data information on Malawi

International flights into, from or over the territory of Malawi shall be subject to the current Malawi regulations relating to civil aviation. Operators of non-scheduled flights wishing to over-fly or land in Malawi must apply to the Director of Civil Aviation for permission to carry-out such operations not less than 48 hours prior to the intended operation

For information on Malawi Aviation Contact details, please see the following link:

4.4 Malawi Port and Waterways Company Contact List

For information on Malawi Aviation additional details, please see the following document:

Malawi airlines details

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft

In Malawi, the following details need to be submitted and approved before propositioning foreign registered aircraft: Application for provisional Air Service Licence by the operator contracted to provide the services. However it would be advisable that the foreign operator liaises with a local aviation consultancy company or a local certified air operator to ensure that the process is not delayed by local government bureaucracy. Undertaking from the country of registration for safety oversight while in Malawi. This will require that the foreign operator ensures that a letter is written from the Civil Aviation of the country of registration clearly taking responsibility for all safe oversight while the aircraft is operating in Malawi

Operator, Aircraft & Crew documentation;

  • Air Operator Certificate
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Certificate of Airworthiness
  • Crew Licences
  • Engineers Certificates
  • Aircraft Registration
  • Type & Marks
  • Aircraft Serial Number
  • Expected Dates to and from Malawi
  • Desired Flights’ within Country
  • Intended Pax Numbers
  • Certificate of Maintenance Release
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