Air links between Mozambique and China depend on logistical aspects

8 October 2012

The air links between Maputo and Shanghai are dependent on “logistical and organisational aspects” a source close to the Mozambican state airport management company Aeroportos de Moçambique (AdM) told Macauhub in Maputo Friday.

Although air links between the two cities were due to have been launched last July, the source said that this did not happen “for technical reasons,” but added that they could begin “at any moment.”

Two years ago the Mozambican government showed interest in setting up an air link between Maputo and Shanghai in order to boost economic exchange with China, which is one of Mozambique’s biggest economic partners in the Far East.

In the last few years China has increased its economic relationship with Mozambique and is amongst Mozambique’s top ten investors, according to the Centre for Investment Promotion (CPI).

TAP-Air Portugal, South African Airways and Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines, amongst other airlines, currently fly routes to Mozambique.

On 31 October, Qatar Airways is due to launch three flights per week to the Mozambican capital, linking Doha to Maputo with a stop off in Johannesburg. (macauhub)

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