Mozambique's national air carrier announced Tuesday that it will resume flights to Portugal, the first time in a decade that it has offered the service. Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (LAM) said in a press release that it would resume the flights "within the first semester of this year."
A LAM spokesman told AFP the flights would travel from the Mozambican capital Maputo to Portugal's capital Lisbon.
LAM was established in 1936, when Mozambique was still a Portuguese colony, and had regular flights to Portugal until the route was cancelled about a decade ago, according to state information agency AIM.
LAM, which is held jointly by the government and company employees, is Mozambique's only domestic airline.
It has been expanding its international service recently, with a new route to Luanda, Angola, launched last November.
The company also flies to Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.//AFP