Mozambican government liberalizes aircraft fuel prices

10 November 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 10 Nov – The Mozambican government has decided to liberalize the price of fuel for aircraft, thus no longer setting its price centrally, the Energy Minister, Salvador Namburete said Thursday in Maputo.

In a press conference the minister, who said the price of other fuels would continue to be set centrally, justified the decision with the fact that the aircraft fuel market was small.

Asked about a possible price increase in airplane tickets, Namburete said that would not happen.

The minister added that civil aviation was “fundamentally” a commercial area, and thus a greater involvement of private operators was justified. (macauhub)