Moçambique Expresso airline receives Embraer 145 airplane

25 February 2013

Mozambican airline Moçambique Expresso (Mex), a subsidiary of flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), Sunday took delivery of an Embraer 145 aircraft, thus increasing its fleet to four aircraft, Mozambican news agency AIM said.

The aircraft has been leased and under the terms of a partnership with LAM, will carry out domestic and regional flights, linking internal destinations within Mozambique and Mozambique with other countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

The Embraer 145 is the first of two that the company is buying as part of its strategy to increase its fleet in order to improve its service. It is due to receive the second aircraft soon.

The Embraer 145, which is manufactured by Brazilian aeronautical company, Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, has capacity for 50 passengers, flies at a speed of 880 kilometres per hour and can reach altitudes of over 12,000 metres. Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) also uses Embraer aircraft in its fleet.

Mex was founded in September 1995 and, in the last 18 years has offered both regular and charter flight, carrying passengers, cargo and mail, as well as flying special missions and flights for companies. (macauhub)