Mozambique’s national carrier LAM Mozambique Airlines is set to start up flights between the nation’s capital Maputo, and Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN FLIGHTS
The airline originally planned the first flight on this route for 22 November but has now announced that the first flight will take place on 12 December.
The carrier will also resume intercontinental flights on the same date. It will fly to Lisbon in Portugal, according to Club of Mozambique.
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The resumption comes after a three-year absence on the route by LAM. Flights between Maputo and Lisbon will operate three times a week.
This opens up an additional route for travellers wishing to fly between Cape Town and Portugal.
Another popular travel route between South Africa and Portugal is Angola’s TAAG Airlines, which offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town via its hub in Luanda.
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AIRLINES TO MOZAMBIQUE
The country appears to be fast becoming a destination of choice for travellers. Mozambique is seeing growing numbers of visitors.
The rising number of arrivals is driving an increased demand for scheduled flights to the SADC member state.
Airlink, which also offers flights between Cape Town and Maputo has deployed a larger aircraft on the route. It operates these flights with an Embraer E190 jet, seating 98 passengers per flight.
The route was previously operated by an Embraer jet seating 37 passengers.
Airlink flies to several locations in Mozambique, catering to travellers wishing to travel to destinations outside of Maputo.
As well as flights from its hub in Johannesburg to Maputo, Airlink also flies to Beira, Pemba, Vilanculos, Nampula and Tete.
South Africa’s budget airline FlySafair started up flights to 4 new regional destinations last month.
One of these is Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo. The carrier operates four flights a week between Johannesburg and Maputo.
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