Mozambique: LAM Carries Record Number of Passengers

Maputo — Mozambique Airlines (LAM) has announced that in 2012 it carried 612,765 passengers.

It described this figure as “a historic landmark”. It is a nine per cent increase on the number of passengers transported in 2011.

Cited in a LAM press release, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Marlene Manave, said “We are celebrating this record, because it reflects our commitment in responding to the growing need of the market for air transport services. This result shows the determined and efficient way we are working”.

LAM recently added two more aircraft to its fleet, a Boeing 737-500 and an Embraer 190. In the first quarter of this year, two Embraer 145s will be acquired.

According to the LAM release, these new aircraft will be operated by the LAM subsidiary MEX-Mozambique Expresso, and will be based in the cities of Tete and Nampula “in order to allow an integrated response to the various poles of development in Mozambique”.

With these four new aircraft, LAM estimates that this year it can increase its offer of seats by 22 per cent.

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