LAM doubled number of flights in the 2011/13 period

LAM doubled the number of flights on the market in the last three years, 2011 - 2014, with the opening of new routes, including Maputo – Harare and connections between Mozambican provinces without changing planes in the capital, Maputo; daily flights to domestic destinations, and with more flights a day to the destinations most in demand.

The positioning of aircraft in the cities of Tete, Nampula and Beira, from where they begin flights to other parts of Mozambique and to cities in other countries, namely Johannesburg, Dar-es-Salaam and Harare.

This increase in supply allowed LAM to attain the figure of 60,000 passengers carried in a single month, a historic mark recorded for the first time in the history of the company, since it was created in 1980. In the three year period in question, LAM expanded its fleet by acquiring a further six aircraft, namely: 1 Bombardier Q400, 1 Boeing 737-500, 1 Embraer 190, 2 Embraer 145 and 1 Embraer 120, bringing the total number of aircraft to 12. It undertook specific actions to encourage traffic, notably promotional campaigns, seeking to reduce the average fare from 5,800 meticais in 2011 to 4,900 meticais in 2013.

Maputo, 08th of May 2014