Mozambique’s flag carrier, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) has once again postponed the resumption of direct flights between Maputo and Lisbon.
The flights were to be initially resumed in June 2020 then between July and August 2020 but, according to Club of Mozambique online, LAM has dropped the idea and has not risked announcing any new date.
A report by Club of Mozambique states they LAM blamed the postponement on the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in a press statement.
“The pandemic affected forecasts for traffic on the Maputo-Lisbon route, which calls into question the data we worked with in the past, and which were the basis for designing the operation,” read the statement.
The statement further reveals that LAM admitted that everything was depending on decisions taken by individual countries on reopening their airspaces to commercial flights.
“As soon as the conditions have been communicated to us and we are aware of the response of the market, LAM will resume its project for flights between Maputo and Lisbon, and will inform the market promptly”, said the release.
Initially LAM had planned three flights a week between the Portuguese and Mozambican capitals.