Mozambican airline suspends flights between Maputo and Luanda

23 June 2016

Mozambican flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) plans to suspend flights between Maputo and Luanda, the capital of Angola, as of July, the airline said Wednesday in Maputo.

The statement issued said that the decision to suspend flights between Maputo and Luanda was intended to improve the company’s profitability given the difficult economic climate Mozambique is facing. The route has attracted a reduced number of passengers.

“Direct flights on the Maputo/Luanda route may be re-launched as soon as market conditions allow,” the statement said.

The airline’s board of directors was changed and is now headed up by António Pinto Abreu, replacing Silvestre Sechane who had led the company since July 2014. (macauhub/AO/PT)