Mozambican air carrier LAM starts new route to Kenya

1 August 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 01 Aug – Mozambican air carrier LAM Saturday launched a new route to Nairobi, Kenya from Pemba, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, the company said.

The twice-weekly flight will be served by a Boeing 737-200 with capacity for 108 passengers.

The Pemba-Nairobi flight will be re-evaluated after a three month period for maintenance work and to check the possibility of increasing flight frequency.

With this new flight, passengers in-transit will no longer stop in Maputo, but instead the Nairobi airport, for flights to the Middle East, Asia, America and Europe.

The air carrier currently operates a Boeing 767, for long-haul flights, and three Boeing 737s, for medium-haul and regional and domestic routes.

Short-haul and charter flights are served by two JetStream 41s.

LAM currently flies to Johannesburg, Lisbon, London and Sao Paulo, among other international destinations.

The airline also flies regional tourist destinations such as Vilanculos, Pemba, Chimoio, Dar-Es-Salam and Durban. (macauhub)