Mozambican airline LAM carries 612,000 passengers in 2012

9 January 2013

Mozambican flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) carried 612,000 passengers in 2012, which represented a rise of 9 percent year on year, the airline said in a statement issued Tuesday in Maputo.

The statement said that following additions to the airline’s fleet fo aircraft in the final two months of 2012 and acquisition of two Embraer 145 jets in the first quarter of 2013, “the company estimates it will increase the number of seats offered by 22 percent this year.”

The two aircraft will be operated by subsidiary MEX – Moçambique Expresso and will be based in Tete and Nampula, in order to provide transport at Mozambique’s various development hubs.

LAM recently took delivery of two aircraft: An Embraer 190 and a Boeing 737-500.

The airline is still banned from flying in European air space due to “significant deficiencies found by the civil aviation authorities in the country,” as is the case will all Mozambique-registered airlines. (macauhub)