Moçambique Express airline receives Embraer 145 aircraft

2 April 2013

Mozambican airline Moçambique Express (Mex), a subsidiary of flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), has boosted its fleet of aircraft with an Embraer 145 aircraft, with capacity for 50 passengers, according to the Mozambican press.

The aircraft cost US$6 million and was leased under the terms of a contract with monthly instalments of US$250,000 valid for six years, at the end of which Mex will have an option to buy the aircraft.

The chief executive of LAM, Marlene Manave, said that acquisition of the aircraft was part of the LAM and Mex’s strategy to increase air traffic in Mozambique.

“Acquisition of this aircraft is the first step in boosting out fleet with similar aircraft,” said Manave, adding that with the acquisition of this Embraer 145 LAM now operates 12 aircraft.

In his turn, the chairman of Mex, António Neves, said that the process of negotiation of the aircraft had taken just over a year and had received great support from the manufacturer, Brazil’s Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica. (macauhub)