Mozambican and South African airlines share flights

5 August 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 5 Aug – Mozambican airline LAM and South African Airways (SAA), one of Africa’s biggest airlines, have since Tuesday been code sharing flights between Johannesburg and Maputo, Lam said Wednesday.

LAM and SAA will now use the same code on their daily flights, said the sales director of the Mozambican flagship airline, Adérito Macaba, in a statement sent to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

The codeshare agreement with the South African airline is, “a significant step to boost (LAM’s) presence in the regional market, opening up new horizons to enter into a large global alliance,” Macaba said.

Set up in May, 1980, LAM has so far carried over 8 million passengers. AT the company’s anniversary ceremony in May the chairman of the board, José Viegas, noted the “ambition to be a leader not only in Mozambique but also in the region.”

“LAM is focused on the challenges of the country and the world. We are working to conquer new markets,” Viegas said at the time. (macauhub)