Effective 25th June 2006 - LAM Linhas Aereas de Moçambique- The National Carrier of Mozambique and one of the oldest existing Airlines in Africa is now set to introduce bi-weekly Boeing 737 flights on its own metals between Maputo and Nairobi via Pemba.
Flights will be operated on WED and SUN.
LAM has also been codesharing on Kenya Airways bi-weekly flights between Maputo and Nairobi via Harare which were introduced last october (2005).
Hence now we find 4 weekly flights between Maputo and Nairobi, All the four flights being codeshare flights - 2X operated by TM and 2X operated by KQ.
I wish KQ and TM all the best.
A little more about LAM and Mozambique....
LAM - currently serves a dozen of domestic destinations within Mozambique and its regional network extends to Johannesburg (South Africa), Durban (South Africa), Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) and now Nairobi (Kenya). It also codeshares on flights to Lisbon (I am not sure about now, as to what has happened!)
Mozambique the beautiful country is trying its bests and is on a fast track to make its name as one of the best tourism places in the World. It has alot to offer including game parks and beaches.
LAM's also plans to open up and link new routes with its Northern tourism heaven of Pemba. In 2002 they started flights between Pemba and Dar es Salaam, and then JNB and Pemba. Now they are to link NBO and POL.
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 1922 times:
No TNR or MRU flights yet?
How about LAD? Is there something wrong going on between Mozambique and Angola. One could expect some kind of direct airtraffic between the former portuguese colonies, but maybe SA takes care of all of it via JNB.
I think It'll be too risky for them to try GIG or GRU, since SA offers daily MPM-GRU-MPM via JNB. Maybe if they were to look East: BKK, SIN, PER?
AT502B From South Africa, joined Dec 2004, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
Add Bazaruto to that list of beautiful resorts to visit. I can't wait to visit again
I thought TAP would introduce flights into Maputo? Any chance of this any time soon? Pestana (Portuguese hotel chain) owns some hotels in Mozambique and would certainly be able to help fill one or two A330's a week.
DETA737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 613 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
Quoting AT502B (Reply 2): I thought TAP would introduce flights into Maputo? Any chance of this any time soon? Pestana (Portuguese hotel chain) owns some hotels in Mozambique and would certainly be able to help fill one or two A330's a week.
TAP does have flights into Maputo, 4 weekly with the A340-300.
LooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
didn't LAM have a 747 a few years ago? I wasn't sure if it was a lease or if it was owned. I have flown them countless times in the past when I lived in Maputo. I remember flying their TriStar between Maputo and Lisboa non stop. At one point, they owned and operated the oldest 737 commercially...I think.
No, the most recent widebody they've had was a 767, and before that a DC-10. The aircraft was used on routes to various European cities. Before that they they leased a DC-10 and even a DC-8 from UTA, I believe.