22 November 2011

Malawi is running out of jet fuel

Malawi is to facing a severe jet fuel shortage. On Monday (21 Nov 2011) a South African Airways (SAA) flight to Lilongwe had to offload about half of the passengers because there was simply no jet fuel at Lilongwe International Airport left and the plane could only make a return trip with 50% of passengers on board. [more]
SAA is the only airline that is flying between South Africa and Malawi. Malawi's national airline, Air Malawi, had to ground its Johannesburg flights because the lease agreement on the aircraft (Boeing 737-300) the airline has been using for those flights is expired.
Looks like the overland bus service industry will have to get ready for some more travellers...

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