Subsidiary of Mozambique’s flagship airline takes delivery of Embraer aircraft

21 September 2015

The airline Mozambique Express (Mex), a subsidiary of state-owned Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), Friday received an Embraer 145 aircraft, which was named “Serule”, the name of the kingfisher bird in one of Mozambique’s national languages, the local press reported.

The ceremony to receive the aeroplane and name it was held at the Mex hangar and was attended by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Fortes Mesquita.

LAM holds 100 percent of Mozambique Express, which already has 20 years of uninterrupted activity, marked on the 1September current, operating on domestic routes.

The Embraer 145, of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer), was acquired through a leasing scheme, as were two previous aircraft, bringing the cost of the three aircraft to US$18 million. (macauhub/BR/MZ)