Mozambican state airline to start flying to Portugal again in April, 2011

30 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 30 Dec – Mozambican airline, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) is to re-launch flights to Lisbon, Portugal in April, 2011, with two flights per week, the chairman of the air carrier said in Maputo.

Cited by Mozambican news agency AIM, José Viegas said that the flights would be carried out using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft belonging to Air Seychelles.

LAM, which stopped flying to Portugal in 2000, said in March that it planned to re-launch its flights to Lisbon as of last October, which did not go ahead.

Currently, flights between Mozambique and Portugal are carried out via a code share agreement with TAP – Air Portugal.

In his end-of-year speech Viegas said that the airline planned to develop its regional network in 2011 by opening up at least two more new destinations, as well as developing new deals and partnerships in the sector, and increasing its fleet for that purpose.

LAM recently acquired Brazilian Embraer aircraft and Canadian Bombardier aircraft for its fleet. (macauhub)