Mozambique’s airline launches flight to Angola Monday

16 November 2009

Luanda, Angola, 16 Nov – A ministerial delegation that includes the Mozambican ministers for Transport and Communication, Paulo Franciso Zucala, and the Interior, José Pacheco, and a group of fifty businesspeople are due to arrive in Luanda Monday, on the inaugural Maputo-Luanda flight of airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM).

The ministerial delegation, which also includes the chairmen of the Mozambican National Civil Aviation Institute, Manuel Veterano, and of LAM, José Viegas, will take part in a ceremony to mark the arrival of airline’s first flight to Angola.

The Mozambican businesspeople are due to take part in a business forum with their Angolan counterparts, due to take place on Tuesday, which is jointly organised by the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA), and the Angolan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIA).

According to the spokesman for the management commission of Angolan airline Taag, Rui Carreira, LAM will fly to Luanda on Mondays and Fridays as part of a code-share agreement signed by the two airlines.

Opening up the new route will boost relations between Angola and Mozambique, both of which are members of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

LAM will operate the Maputo-Luanda route using two Embraer 190 aircraft it recently acquired. (macauhub)