Mozambique’s flagship airline, LAM launches flights between Maputo and Luanda on 16 October

9 October 2009

Luanda, Angola, 9 Oct – Mozambican airline LAM is due to launch the Maputo-Luanda route on 16 October, with two flights per week, under the terms of an agreement signed Thursday in Luanda with Angolan airline Taag.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the chairman of LAM, José Ricardo Viegas, who signed the deal along with Taag’s director of Commercial Planning and Management, Jacinto Júnior, said that opening up this route had been a necessity given the ties of brotherhood and friendship between the two countries.

Viegas also said that the Maputo-Luanda route (still under development) already had a significant flow of passengers and thus there were political and economic advantages for both countries.

LAM will operate the Maputo-Luanda route using two Embraer 190 aircraft, with capacity for 93 passengers each.

Under the terms of the agreement signed, Taag will initially channel its customers to LAM, and in a second phase will also start operating on the route with its own aircraft as soon as the number of passengers increases. (macauhub)