Mozambican airline LAM starts flights to Portugal in October

11 March 2010

Berlin, Germany, 11 March – Mozambique’s flagship airline, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) is due to launch a scheduled flight from Maputo to Lisbon in the last week of October, a source from the company told Macauhub Wednesday in Berlin.

On the sidelines of the 44th edition of the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) which is underway in the German capital, the source said that the link would be carried out using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft and there would be two flights per week.

Lam currently has a code share agreement with its Portuguese counterpart TAP-Air Portugal.

The company source declined to comment on whether the Boeing 767-300 would be bought, as the company is currently in the process of renewing its fleet with the acquisition of Brazilian Embraer aircraft and Canadian Bombardier aircraft in an investment totalling US$100 million.

The Mozambican air carrier recently began scheduled flights to Luanda, Angola, and company sources told Macauhub that other destinations were being considered, particularly in Africa. (macauhub)