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About Swazi Airways

Swazi Airways was an airline based in Swaziland, Africa. This airline was based in King Mswati III International Airport, Manzini and was the national flag carrier of Swaziland.

Swazi Airways was formed in 2016 by the Swaziland Government in an attempt to revive the newly built King Mswati III International Airport. It was also founded to replace the former flag carrier of Swaziland, Royal Swazi National Airways. The airline had planned to commence flying operations in November 2016 but unfortunately closed down in July 2017.

Planned Destinations

Swazi Airways planned to operate flights from Manzini to Durban, Cape Town and Harare.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

  • One piece of hand luggage: Most likely within the standard dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 23cm (21.7in x 15.7in x 9.1in) and a weight limit of 7kg (15.4lbs) - similar to other regional airlines in Southern Africa.
  • Personal item: Additionally, a smaller personal item like a purse, laptop bag, or backpack might have been permitted onboard.

Checked Baggage

  • One free checked bag: Most likely with a weight limit of around 20kg (44lbs), which aligns with common baggage allowances for regional airlines in Southern Africa.

Check-In Information

Passengers likely had the choice of checking in online or at the airport.

Online Check-In

This option, likely available 24 hours before the flight, allowed passengers to print boarding passes at home or at airport kiosks, streamlining the process at the airport.

Airport Check-In

For those who preferred or couldn't check-in online, airport desks catered to baggage drop-off and document verification. Check-in likely opened 2-3 hours before departure for international flights and 1-2 hours for domestic or shorter regional routes.

Cabin Classes

Due to its limited fleet (a single Boeing 737-300 aircraft) and focus on regional routes, Swazi Airways most likely offered a single cabin class. This is common for many smaller regional airlines catering to shorter flights and cost-conscious travellers. Swazi Airways' focus on affordability further aligns with a single-class model.

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Hub Airport

King Mswati III International Airport

King Mswati III International Airport, first named Sikhuphe International Airport, is an airport situated in Eswatini. The airport was built to replace Matsapha Airport in 2014 as the only international airport in Eswatini accepting commercial flights.

The only airlines operating flights to and from this airport are Airlink and Eswatini Air.


Before it planned to launch operations, Swazi Airways obtained a single Boeing 737-300. Unfortunately, it never had the chance to operate flights with this aircraft because it failed to launch and eventually closed down in 2017.