Mozambican air carrier LAM re-launches scheduled flights to Lisbon in March, 2011

15 March 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 15 March – Mozambican airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), is due to re-launch scheduled flights to Lisbon, Portugal, as of March 2011, the airline’s sales director, Adérito Macaba said Friday in Maputo.

LAM had planned to re-start flights to Portugal in October of this year but, according to the company’s plans, may only start flights to Lisbon in March, Macaba told Portuguese news agency Lusa.

Lam currently has a code share agreement with its Portuguese counterpart TAP-Air Portugal for flights between Mozambique and Portugal.

The strategic plan of Mozambique’s largest airline also outlines that the company will create a service called, “LAM Internacional, which will give it the capacity to carry out intercontinental flights,” he said.

In order to carry out this project, “LAM will have to find a solution,” which is to acquire or lease new aircraft said the sales director of the Mozambican airline.

“For now, Lisbon is a route par excellence between Mozambique and Portugal given the historical and business affinities,” said Macaba.

LAM recently invested US$100 million in the acquisition of Brazilian Embraer and Canadian Bombardier aircraft for domestic flights.

The National Mozambican airline stopped flying to Portugal over ten years ago. (macauhub)