New Airlines for Mozambique

The Mozambican Civil Aviation Authority has announced that three other airlines will compete with the national flag-carrier, Mozambique Airlines, LAM on the domestic market.

Two of the companies will operate fixed wing aircraft while the third will operate helicopters. Two of the companies are in the final phase of obtaining authorizations and are Fly Africa and MAIS.

Fly Africa is a budget airline based in South Africa, which claims to fly from Johannesburg in South Africa, to Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe as well as Windhoek, Namibia with fares over 60 percent lower than those charged by its competitors.

LAM, which last made profit in 1999, has enjoyed a monopoly on domestic flights and has direct flights to Luanda in Angola and Johannesburg in South Africa.