Brazilian company Embraer delivers first plane to Mozambique Airlines (LAM)

3 August 2009

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 03 Aug – Embraer – Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica – delivered Friday in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, the first of two Embraer 190 jets to LAM -Mozambique Airlines – purchased in October 2008

As well as the two Embraer 190 jets, LAM has also reserved two other 94-seat planes.

“We’re keen to introduce the first Embraer 190 to the region, offer more frequent flights, new routes and improved cabin comfort and space,” said LAM’s CEO Jose Ricardo Viegas,

Mauro Kern, Embraer’s Executive Vice President for the Commercial Airline Market, said that the company was happy “to be playing an important role in the expansion of southern Africa’s network.”

The purchase of the Embraer aircraft is part of LAM’s expansion and modernization plan via an investment of US$100 million.

In 2008 LAM bought two Canadian-built Bombardier Q-400 Turbo-prop planes.

By the end of 2009 LAM will withdraw its three Boeing 737-200 planes from service. In 2010 it will withdraw the last of its Boeing aircraft. (macauhub)