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All check-in counters are opened 3 hours before departure and counters are closed 1 hour before departure. Passengers need to ensure that they come with confirmed bookings, and travel documents in order for their respective destination and transit points, which they will need to present at the counters. Passengers must also ensure that their luggage is within the allowed weight/piece for their particular flight. Any weight/piece above the allowance will incur extra charge.

Separate counters are available for Cloud Nine passengers. Once Cloud Nine passengers have completed their check-in process they will be given an invitation card to use the Cloud Nine Lounge located at the Departure Area.

Check-in at the counter

For personal service, our friendly staffs at our check-in counters at airports we fly to around the world are happy to help you. They make sure that your baggage is checked through to your final destination and give you your boarding pass.

Baggage Check in

Checked Baggage: Passengers are permitted a free checked baggage allowance the limit of which may differ by class and point of origin-destination.

Excess baggage may be carried on payment of applicable charges.

The free baggage allowances and the applicable excess baggage rate for each origin destination pair is available on Baggage Allowances Calculator.

Cabin/Hand Baggage: On all Malawian routes you are allowed to carry only one piece of hand baggage with a maximum weight of 7kgs and measuring not more than 20x40x55cms or 8x16x22inches into the cabin.

Please contact your nearest Malawian airlines office for more specific information

Check-in/Reporting time

The time shown on flight coupons is the departure time of the aircraft. In order to perform check-in operations in due time, the passenger is requested to report at the airport check-in counter 3 hours prior to flights departure.

Passengers to/from the U.S.A are required to report at least 3 hours prior to flight departure. Passengers who fail to report within the above time limit should be aware that Malawian Airlines reserves the right not to accept passengers who arrive later than 2 hours before the scheduled time of departure.