Mozambican government assesses viability of third airline in the country

24 August 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 24 Aug – The government of Mozambique is analyzing the potential licensing of a third air carrier in the country, the Minister of Transport and Communications, António Munguambe, said Thursday in Maputo.

During the 15th Coordinating Council for his ministry, Munguambe said that there were over “five world renowned companies,” on the waiting list.

Currently, state airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) and private airline Air Corridor operate in the country.

“A study has already been carried out and it is in the analysis stage. We are going to see what it recommends in terms of a third air operator entering the market,” said Munguambe, adding that he could not reveal the names of interested parties.

Over 30 transport sector companies operate in Mozambique, including LAM and Air Corridor, but only these two have regular passenger and cargo transport services. (macauhub)