22 January 2016

Swaziland: Swazi Airways set to launch operations in February 2016!

update (17 May 2016): According to a Project Status Report of Swazi Airways that was presented to the Portfolio Committee of Swaziland's Ministry of Public Works and Transport in April 2016, the airline is expected to make it's maiden flight in July 2016.

update (25 Feb 2016): Swaziland's new state-owned airline, Swazi Airways, has finally received its long awaited Boeing 737 aircraft and has presented to the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) on 24 Feb 2016. The aircraft is now getting checked for safety purposes and to determine its airworthiness. We'll keep you posted!

update (10 Feb 2016): The maiden flight of Swaziland's new state-owned airline, Swazi Airways, to Durban's King Shaka International Airport (DBN) has been canceled because the airline has no permit yet. 

The official successor to Royal Swazi National Airlines, Swazi Airways, is set to commence scheduled passenger operations in the first week of February 2016. Swaziland's new state-owned airline will initially operate three (?) weekly flights between King Mswati-III International Airport (IATA: SHO) in Manzini and Durban's King Shaka International Airport (DBN) on board a Boeing 737-500. According to Swazi Airways's acting CEO Guillermo Barrios, additional destinations will include Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town, Harare International Airport (HRE) in Harare and eventually Dubai International Airport (DBN) in Dubai as well as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) in Mumbai. We'll keep you posted!

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