Mozambique Airlines to invest US$120 million in new planes, wants to connect South Africa to Lisbon
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Nine years after being banned from European space, Mozambique’s flagship airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) may resume flights to the “old continent” next year, O País reports.
The good news was announced by President Filipe Nyusi in his summing up of the state visit to Portugal at the invitation of the country’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Filipe Nyusi was confronted with the concern of the Mozambican community on Wednesday, when they called for the re-establishment of direct LAM flights to reduce the cost of flying between Portugal and Mozambique.
“We will push to resolve the issue of LAM being banned from flying (to Europe), even if in partnership with TAP or some other company,” the president told the Mozambicans, saying it was the government’s goal “to see the national flag company fly to at least a few countries where the majority of our diaspora citizens live”.
On Friday, President Nyusi had more concrete news.
“Mozambique Airlines will possibly be able to fly to Lisbon again in March, if there are no setbacks,” the president said, while however noting that the resumption of direct flights would not necessarily make travelling between the two destinations cheaper.
By Antonio TiuaSource: O País