Baggage

Excess Baggage Charges
  1. The applicable charge for baggage weight in excess of the free baggage allowance varies for each sector.
    For travelers to Malawi Airlines destinations other than US and Canada, please visit the following link to see the applicable excess baggage rate for the sector: Excess Baggage Rates
Snow Skiing Equipment

One set of skiing equipment consisting of one pair of skis, one pair of ski poles, one pair of boots, and one snow board, one pair of standard water skis or one slalom water ski shall be charged as:

The charges shall be as follows:

Note: Charge applies even if with in free baggage allowance.

Golfing Equipment

The policy is one golf free if accompanied by passenger and for extra one golf THE CHARGE IS USD 40.

Surf Board Equipment

Surfboards longer than 200cms shall be classified as windsurfer.

The charges shall be as follows:

Note: Charge applies even if with in the free baggage allowance.

Windsurfer,Hang Glider, Skibob, Canoes and Kayaks

The maximum permissible weight for windsurfer and Hand Glider is 46 kgs (99.9 lb).If maximum weight is exceeded, the equipment must be sent as cargo.

The charges shall be as follows:

Note: Charge applies even if within the free baggage allowance.

Jet Ski

Malawian shall not carry Jet ski

Bicycle–Bike

The charges shall be as follows:

With in IATA Europe charge EUR40.00 (USD50.00), for Intercontinental routes EUR80.00 (100.00USD).

Note: Charge applies even if with in free baggage allowance.

Vaulting Poles

The charge shall be as follows:

Note: Charge applies even if with in free baggage allowance.

Scuba, Angling or Diving Equipment

Scuba Equipment consisting of one empty cylinder, one regular buoyancy control jacket, mask pressure gauge, one set of fins, one spear gun, snorkel and divers knife and Angling Equipment consisting of one tackle box, haversack or angler basket, one rod, bag or box shall be charged as follows:

(USD50.00) per one set of equipment.

Note: Charge applies even if with in free baggage allowance.

Kite Charges

The charges shall be as follows for up to 15kg and/or 1,40m.

Note: Charge applies even if with in the free baggage allowance.


  1. Excess baggage charges must be assessed and paid for before boarding.
     
  2. Payment methods
  1. Cash
  2. Invoice when the passenger or his Company is on Malawi airlines Credit List
  3. Miscellaneous Charges Order (MCO)
Baggage Excess Value Charge
  1. If you want to declare the value of checked baggage, the valuation charge shall be assessed at 0.50 United States Dollars for each 100, - United States Dollars or portion thereof.
  2. Acceptance of value declared baggage for carriage shall be limited to Malawi Airlines destinations only.