Mozambican airline negotiates daily direct flights with Portugal’s TAP

10 October 2019

Mozambique’s flagship air carrier Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) is negotiating with TAP – Air Portugal for a partnership that initially allows for daily flights between the two countries, said the director-general of the Mozambican airline in Lisbon.

“We want, if possible, to partner with TAP to provide an almost daily direct flight with alternatives so that anyone can leave one day and return the next, or two days later, and not have to wait two or three days for another flight,” said João Carlos Pó Jorge, speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

LAM will, as of 31 March 2020, relaunch direct flights to Europe via Lisbon, which had not happened since 2011, after the airline was banned from flying in European Union airspace due to “safety issues.”

The flights will be operated with an Airbus A340-300 aircraft, with 260 seats and capacity for more than 40 tonnes of cargo, connecting the two capitals three times a week.

LAM’s return to Europe will be in cooperation with Portuguese private airline Hi Fly, which owns the Airbus A340-300 aircraft, and with which LAM has agreed on a six-month wet-lease trial. (Macauhub)