Mozambique: Government acknowledges high cost of LAM airline tickets

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(2015-09-15) Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, Manuela Ribeiro, has said that the solution to the high cost of Mozambique Airlines (LAM) tickets is their reduction.

As moves in this direction, Ribeiro points out the readjustment of schedules, increases in the number of flights and the implementation of the ‘Let’s Go!’ promotion on the Maputo-Pemba route.

Ribeiro was speaking at a meeting with entrepreneurs held recently in Pemba, Cabo Delgado, to discuss issues affecting the business environment, following guidelines laid down by President Filipe Nyusi.

With the ‘Let’s Go!’ promotion, LAM sells tickets for a certain number of aircraft seats for just over 7,000 meticais (US$175.00), less than half the price the flag carrier normally charges.

The minister also announced at a meeting with entrepreneurs in Pemba the starting up before long of two new carriers in the country, which it is hoped will contribute to reducing tickets prices.

“The government is concerned about this situation because it has a sense of what is happening in tourism and is therefore making every effort to support entrepreneurs in the sector and beyond,” said Ribeiro, who was part of a government delegation headed by Minister of Industry and Trade, Max Tonela.

Still relating to opportunities in Cabo Delgado province, it was also revealed at the meeting that the government is preparing a strategic plan for the development of tourism, with Cabo Delgado featuring as one its main centres.

Source: AIM

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