Several regional airlines have applied to start flights to the Kingdom. This comes three weeks after Eswatini relaunched its airline, Eswatini Airways which landed in Harare, Zimbabwe for the first time this afternoon.
Minister of Works and Transport Chief Ndlaluhlaza says they have received requests from other airlines in the region to fly to Eswatini’s King Mswati III Airport. In addition to Eswatini Airways, South Africa’s Airlink has operated daily flights from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo. It has now been joined by Eswatini Air which now flies daily to Johannesburg since March 26.
The minister did not say what countries are interested in flying to Eswatini but Zimbabwe, in line with the principle of reciprocality is anticipated to fly to the Kingdom. The Eswatini Airways flight to Harare follows a phased rollout that will see the airline also landing in Cape Town and Durban in May.
Eswatini airways operates two Embraer jets from the King Mswati III International Airport.