Italian airline announces flights to Pemba, Mozambique

6 August 2015

Italian airline Meridiana announced it will start offering charter flights to Pemba, the capital city of Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique on the border with Tanzania.

Pemba Airport only receives aircraft from the cities of Beira, Nampula and Maputo, domestically, and the airports of Dzaoudzi, Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa and Jomo Kenyatta, Nairobi, Kenya .

According to the ItaliaVola blog, the service to Pemba will start from 21 December this year and will run from Malpensa airport in Milan, and the flight carried out using a Boeing 767-200 (ER) aircraft.

Air Italy, which was acquired by Meridiana in October 2011 and whose brand disappeared in March 2013, announced a similar plan in 2012, which was abandoned when the Renamo opposition party threatened to return Mozambique to civil war. (macauhub/MZ)