25 February 2013

Mozambique: Lam Subsidiary Adds to Its Fleet

Maputo — The air company Mocambique Expresso (MEX), a subsidiary of Mozambique Airlines (LAM), on Saturday received an Embraer-145 aircraft, bringing its total fleet to four planes.

The Embraer has been acquired under a leasing arrangement and, in a partnership between MEX and LAM, it will fly domestic routes and regional routes within the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region.

This is the first of two Embraers that the company is acquiring under a strategy to increase its fleet so that it can expand the services it provides. The second Embraer is expected to arrive in the near future.

The Embraer 145 can carry 50 passengers. It can reach a maximum speed of 880 kilometres per hour, and can fly at over 12,000 metres.

MEX was set up in September 1995, and over the past 18 years it has flown both regular and charter flights.

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