LAM confirms order for 3 B737-700NG

LAM MOZAMBIQUE ANNOUNCES ORDER FOR THREE B737-700NG’S

(Posted 06th February 2014)

Mozambique’s national airline LAM announced yesterday the firm purchase of three Boeing B737-700NG aircraft with an option for another three. The deal is worth about 228 million US Dollars if the three options are converted into firm orders.

The new aircrafts, no delivery dates could be ascertained at this moment in time, will help LAM to expand their operations and offer additional capacity and destinations from its main hub at Maputo International Airport. LAM presently uses one B737-500 and two Embraer E190 aircraft and this latest order is set to double the number of aircraft on the fleet.

Meanwhile has Marlene Manave taken charge as the airline’s new CEO, effective February 2014, coming on board as one of the few female airline CEO’s in Africa.

LAM is on the EU ‘Black List’ of airlines banned to fly into or across European airspace but is working towards being allowed to return to Europe. Watch this space for aviation updates from across Eastern Africa.

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