Mozambique: State airline LAM to acquire six jets by 2011

12 September 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 12 Sept – Mozambican airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), plans to invest US$100 million in the acquisition of six aircraft by 2011, the company’s Marketing and communications director, Adam Yusuf told Macauhub in Maputo.

Yussuf said that the process would begin this year with the acquisition of two aircraft, which are due to be delivered by December, in order to renew the Boeing 737 fleet.

Next year, Yusuf said, another two jets would be bought and the process ends in 2011 with the acquisition of a final two aircraft.

He said that the six aircraft would have the capacity to transport between 72 and 94 passengers each.

The Mozambican government recently announced the liberalisation, as of 2009, of Mozambique’s airspace.

LAM’s fleet is made up of four Boeing 737-200s. As well as these four aircraft, LAM also operates two Jetstream turbo-prop aircraft via its subsidiary MEX-Mozambique Express. (macauhub)