Mozambican airline LAM buys three Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft

5 February 2014

Mozambican flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) has signed a contract to buy three Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, which are due to be delivered starting next year, the airline’s chief executive, Marlene Mendes Manave said.

“The fleet expansion plan involves acquiring three new Boeing 737 NGs, the delivery of which is due in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the contract for which has already been signed with the manufacturer,” said Manave.

The CEO also announced that 15 new pilots had been hired, including two women, whose training is recognised in South Africa and Ethiopia.

LAM’s fleet is currently made up of two Embraer 190 (94 passengers each), one Boeing 737-500 (116 passengers), three Bombardier Q400 (74 passengers each) and one Embraer 145 (36 passengers), as well as the Embraer turbo-prop aircraft operated by subsidiary airline Mozambique Express. (macauhub)