Mozambican airline LAM to add two Embraer aircraft to its fleet

6 March 2012

Two more Brazilian Embraer ERJ -190 jets will be added to the fleet of Mozambican flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) increasing the number of Embraer aircraft used by LAM to four.

The first Embraer ERJ -190 is due to arrive in October of this year and will be leased and the other airplane will be delivered at the end of 2013, the chief executive of LAM, Marlene Manave said in Maputo.

The LAM CEO also said that the airline would lease a Boeing 734-500 aircraft in neighbouring South Africa, which will replace the airline’s last Boeing 737-200 as part of its fleet replacement.

Manave also said that LAM plans to open up more domestic and regional routes to Angola, Kenya and South Africa and later after the creation of LAM Internacional to establish inter-continental routes to China and Brazil.

The CEO also said that revenues in 2011 had risen by 15 percent and passenger traffic had increased by 5 percent. (macauhub)