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Mozambique: Lam Ends Flights Between Maputo and Lisbon

2021-01-13 16:52:19

Maputo — The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed yet one more financial sufferer with the cancellation of flights by Mozambique Airways (LAM) between Maputo and Lisbon.

A press launch from LAM introduced that it will be working no additional flights between the Mozambican and Portuguese capitals as from 15 January. The airline blamed the cancellation on the pandemic.

LAM had introduced its intention to renew flights to Europe in October 2019, earlier than anybody may think about {that a} virus would disrupt aviation throughout the globe.

The Maputo-Lisbon flights ought to have resumed on 31 March 2020, however the beginning date needed to be postponed to July 2020. LAM stated its flights “have been essential for repatriating the Mozambican group who had been stranded within the Portuguese capital for the reason that begin of the pandemic”.

The preliminary Maputo-Lisbon operation was scheduled to final for six months, and LAM claims that “it was carried out efficiently”.

LAM flew to Lisbon and again thrice per week, utilizing an Airbus A340-330, belonging to the Portuguese firm Hello Fly, with which it had fashioned a partnership.

LAM didn’t reveal whether or not it made any revenue on these flights, or whether or not they merely added to its debt burden.

This resolution leaves the Portuguese airline TAP as the one airline providing direct flights between Maputo and Lisbon.

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