update (04 February 2019): South African Airways (SAA) has resumed flights between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in in Johannesburg and Chileka International Airport (BLZ) in Blantyre, Malawi. The resumption of operations follows the conclusion of audit and inspection processes at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre relating to the condition of that airport.
South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA), plans to resume flights between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in in Johannesburg and Chileka International Airport (BLZ) in Blantyre, Malawi, on 02 February 2019. On 18 January, SAA took a decision to cancel flights between the two cities after the audit process which confirmed that the airport was not fully compliant with minimum standards required for South African Airways to operate in line with its licensing conditions.
SAA will confirm the date for the reinstatement of the service as soon as the South African Aviation Authority (SACAA) has granted permission to resume flights. We'll keep you posted!