Mozambican state airline wants to increase flights to southern African countries by 2015

27 December 2012

Mozambican airline Linhas Áreas de Moçambique (LAM) has announced it plans to offer at least one destination in each of the 14 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by the end of 2015, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The state daily newspaper said that negotiations were already underway with airlines from Malawi and Botswana.

The plan was made public by the Mozambican airline’s board of directors, which also gave assurances that the two recent additions to its fleet of aircraft – a Boeing 737-500 and an Embraer 190 – were part of its plan to increase the routes it offers.

Marlene Manave, the chief executive of LAM said that whilst the new routes were being organised LAM would increase the frequency of flights to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and to Luanda, Angola.

LAM’s fleet now has seven aircraft, three of which are Embraer 190s, manufactured in Brazil, one is a Boeing 737-500 and the remaining three are Bombardier Q 400s. (macauhub)