Mozambican flagship airline plans to resume flights to Europe in March 2020

8 July 2019

Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) will once again be allowed to fly to the European Union from 2020 onwards, following a ban that had been in effect since April 2011, announced the President of Mozambique.

Filipe Nyusi, taking stock of his State visit to Portugal, at the invitation of his counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said that the resumption of flights to Europe could occur “probably in March.”

The President added that the flights, once they have been resumed, will go to Lisbon, giving assurances that his government intends to resolve the issue, “even if it is in partnership with TAP-Air Portugal or another company.”

However, Nyusi said that the possibility of LAM resuming flights to Europe will not have the effect of automatically reducing the price of tickets for Mozambicans residing in Portugal.

Mozambican newspaper O País reported that the Mozambican community in Portugal had asked the President if the resumption of LAM flights could lead to a drop in the cost of air tickets between Portugal and Mozambique. (Macauhub)