Mozambican government seeks company to invest and restructure flagship airline

23 May 2017

The Mozambican government is looking for a partner to invest in flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) to make it competitive nationally and internationally, the President of the Republic said at the end of his visit to the Netherlands.

Filipe Nyusi said that a number of contacts are currently under way to invite some reputable and financially capable airlines to transform LAM into a company “with greater capacity for action and intervention.”

The government is also looking for an airline that agrees to make Nacala international airport in Nampula province into its regional or even international distribution platform, according to newspaper O País.

Mozambique’s airlines, including LAM, were withdrawn last week from the European Union black list following improvements in the air safety system.

The results of the international public tender launched by the Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique for the assignment of domestic, regional and international air routes to private operators should be known in July.

In the tender launched in April, routes between Mozambique’s eight international airports (Maputo, Beira, Inhambane, Vilanculos, Tete, Nampula, Nacala and Pemba) and 13 countries are up for grabs, as well as domestic routes between 11 airports in the country. (macauhub)