LAM – Mozambique Airlines, the national flag carrier, announced they will start flights connecting Maputo and Lusaka (Zambia) with a layover in Harare (Zimbabwe) on June 30.
This move aims to strengthen ties between neighboring countries and promote regional connectivity. The introduction of flights to Lusaka is part of LAM’s strategy to include the capitals of Southern African countries in its destinations. Currently, the airline operates flights between Maputo and Johannesburg, as well as Maputo and Harare, in addition to Pemba and Dar es Salaam within the region.
The addition of these flights will provide passengers with more travel options, eliminating the need for long layovers or indirect routes between the countries. It will also promote tourism, trade, and cooperation, thereby boosting economic development and strengthening ties between the capitals of the region.
“We are excited to facilitate travel and contribute to the growth of connectivity in Southern Africa. We believe that this new route will bring mutual benefits to Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe while providing another option for passengers in our region,” said LAM in a statement.
Flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, departing from Maputo at 12:30 PM and arriving in Lusaka at 3:50 PM. From Lusaka, flights will depart at 4:30 PM, with arrivals in Maputo scheduled for 7:50 PM.
The new route will be operated using Embraer aircraft models.