Mozambique negotiates with Portuguese airline for LAM to return to Europe

17 July 2019

The Mozambican government is negotiating with a Portuguese airline for Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) to return to European air space from the first quarter of 2020, the Mozambican Minister of Transport and Communications announced.

Carlos Mesquita, quoted by the daily newspaper Notícias, in Maputo, said only that negotiations are underway, but did not name the Portuguese airline.

The prospect of LAM flights returning to Europe follows the European Union lifting the flight ban imposed on Mozambican carriers in Europe.

“We are focusing on training crews so that we can save resources in order to invest in new aircraft suitable for the intended traffic at national, regional and international levels,” added the Mozambican Transport and Communications Minister.

The President of Mozambique announced that flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique would be able to fly back into the European Union from 2020 when summarising his state visit to Portugal at the beginning of the month. (Macauhub)