Mozambican airline LAM takes delivery of second Embraer 190 aircraft

9 September 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 Sept – Mozambican airline, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) has taken delivery of a second Embraer 190 aircraft acquired from the Barzilian company as part of the programme to renew the Mozambican flagship carrier.

José Ricardo Viegas, Chairman of LAM’s board of directors, said that with the delivery of the new aircraft the airline had completed its first stage of renewal of its fleet, which represented an investment of around US$100 million.

As part of the renewal of its fleet in 2008 LAm acquires to Bombarider Q-400 turbo-prop aircraft. At the same time it ordered two Embraer 190 from Brazil.

The airline also has an option to purchase a further two aircraft from Embraer.

Embraer 190s have a capacity to carry 94 passengers.

Until the end of 2009 LAM plans to take three of its current Boeing 737-200s out of service. In 2010 it plans to take its last Boeing aircraft out of service. (macauhub)