Mozambican airline LAM launches new flights between Maputo and Lisbon

23 February 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Feb – Mozambican airline, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) Tuesday in Lisbon launched its new flights linking Maputo to the Portuguese capital, a move that marks the airline’s return to the intercontinental route after a break of several years.

“The good business climate in Mozambique and the excellent tourism potential, alongside the substantial improvement seen in the quality of tourist facilities, are an excellent opportunity to drive a higher influx of tourists,” said the chairman of the company, José Viegas, in a statement published in Maputo.

As well as Mozambique, where it flies to all provinces with the exception of Gaza, LAM also operates in the regional market to destinations such as Johannesburg, Dar-Es-Salaam and Luanda.

On the new flights to these destinations in 2010 LAM carried over 550,000 passengers, which was a rise of 8 percent against the previous year.

LAM will be present at this year’s Lisbon tourism Fair due to take place from Wednesday until 27 February in the Portuguese capital. (macauhub)