Ethiopia, Malawi Air deal puts new pressure on Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways is set to face stiff competition in southern Africa following the return of Malawi’s national carrier with Ethiopian Airlines as a major shareholder. Ethiopian Airlines, which is KQ’s top rival in the region, will own 49 per cent of Malawian Air, marking a return of a government-controlled airline in Lilongwe, the capital, following the collapse of Air Malawi.

Wednesday July 17 2013

By Wangui Maina (Monitor correspondent)