Mozambique: Luanda and Maputo linked by direct flights as of November

17 June 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 June – The capitals of Mozambique and Angola are due to be linked by direct flights as of November, with a “few details” left to negotiate between national air carriers, Angola’s ambassador to Mozambique said in Maputo Monday.

Ambassador Garcia Bires said that Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) and Taag – Linhas Aéreas de Angola” are in contact for the two countries to have direct air links,” between Luanda and Maputo, “as of next November.”

Currently flying between Mozambique and Angola requires two flights, between Maputo and Johannesburg and then on to Luanda and vice versa.

The creation of a direct flight between Luanda and Maputo is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed between the countries’ two governments as part of the official visit to Mozambique by Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos on 30 and 31 October last year. (macauhub)