Mozambican airline LAM carries more passengers in 1st quarter of 2011

18 May 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 May – Mozambican airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) posted a year on year increase of 9 percent in the number of passengers it carried in the first quarter of 2011 and an average passenger load factor of 61 percent, said the company’s chairman, Teodoro Waty.

According to figures presented at the ceremony to mark the airline’s 31st anniversary, Waty said that in the first three months of the year the airline had posted a punctuality index of 92.9 percent, and the level of satisfaction with services based on daily surveys was 71 percent.

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, LAM’s new chairman said that in order to achieve its targets the company continued to focus on training its staff and that it had recently taken on six new aircraft maintenance technicians trained at the Ethiopian Aviation Academy, where by the end of July another group of pilots would finish the course they started in 2008.

Meanwhile, at the celebrations of the airline’s 31st anniversary, José Viegas, the outgoing chairman of LAM handed over the reins to his successor, Teodoro Waty. (macauhub)