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LAM Mozambique Airlines, also known as Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, is the national carrier of Mozambique that operates scheduled flights out of its hub base, Maputo International Airport (MPM) in Maputo, Mozambique. The airline was founded in 1936 as DETA and later after the country's independence in November 1980, DETA's (Direcção de Exploração dos Transportes Aereoswas) brand name was changed to LAM - Mozambique Airlines.
LAM Mozambique Airlines currently operates 14 regularly scheduled flights within Mozambique and Internationally to a destination such as South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
In total, the airline has a fleet of 4 aircraft ranging from all from Boeing 737s and Embraer ERJ-190s that can in total carry 524 passengers at one time.
LAM Mozambique has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.
Passengers are entitled to one personal item and one carry-on bag.
The personal item can be an item such as a small handbag, laptop and bag or purse.
The carry-on baggage must fit within 115 cm (45.2") when adding the sum of the three dimensions (length x width x height). In addition, this must not exceed 7kg in weight.
For flights on the Q400 aircraft, carry-on baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 105 cm (41.3") (length x width x height) or 5kg in weight.
Passengers free checked baggage is indicated on their ticket, or passengers can contact us or the booking agent directly to see how much you have purchased. However, as a guide, the following limits apply:
Business Class passengers are entitled to 30kg of free checked baggage.
Economy Class passengers are entitled to 20 kg of free checked baggage.
The Economy Class cabin is LAM Mozambique's most basic cabin class. While the Economy Class is simple and stripped-back, it still offers a relaxed and pleasant cabin, with a great service carried out by the airline's professional cabin crew.
Passengers are greeted and welcomed on board.
Once in-flight, passengers can enjoy a delicious meal on board and read the airline's in-flight magazine for entertainment.
Blankets and pillows are provided to all passengers on flights longer than four hours.
Economy Class offers comfortable and spacious seating with a standard amount of legroom.
The airline's Business Class, known as Executive Class, is a premium cabin that puts comfort first. Executive Class is designed to cater to business travellers or those who are just looking for a little more luxury on their flight.
Passengers in Executive Class are given priority check-in, boarding and disembarkation, an increased baggage allowance, front row seating, extra mileage accrual and access to the airline's Flamingo Lounge at the airport.
In-flight, passengers are greeted as they board the aircraft by the airline's friendly cabin crew and are provided with cotton towels. Passengers can also enjoy a special Business Class meal and selection of snacks and beverages.
Business Class seats are extra wide and give more legroom. Chairs are fully reclinable and can be controlled by the touch-pad built into each seat.
Airjet passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.
Passengers flying with LAM Mozambique Airlines can check-in online for their flights via the airline’s website check-in tab. Online check-in opens 48 hours before the flight and closes 90 minutes before the flight is due to depart.
Passengers must check-in at the airport if they have not done so online. This service will close 60 minutes before your flight for domestic flights, or between 120-180 minutes before departure for international flights.
The In-flight magazine, Indico, is published every second month. Passengers can enjoy the latest issue of the magazine while in-flight. This can be found in the back pocket of the seat in front of them.
There's no in-flight entertainment system onboard LAM Mozambique Airlines' flights.
There's no WIFI network onboard.
Passengers are served hot meals on flights that are longer than 90 minutes and snacks on flights that are between 60–90 minutes. The type of meal will depend on the time of day that the flight is flown.
All food takes inspiration from the latest culinary trends worldwide and is offered with a selection of hot, cold, soft and alcoholic drinks, including a selection of wines and spirits.
Passengers on Business Class are treated to a particularly special dining experience, with food and drink from the premium Executive Class menu, paired with champagne, complimentary wine and soft drinks.
The airline has flown a number of intercontinental flights to destinations within Europe such as London, Paris, Lisbon and Berlin. However, in recent years, its route network has been reduced to serve only destinations within southern parts of Africa.
As of January 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to the 14 destinations within Mozambique. These destinations include Beira, Chimoio, Inhambane, Lichinga, Maputo and Nacala and among others. If you're looking to fly within Mozambique, our guide to domestic flights within Mozambique can help with more airline and airport information.
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Maputo International Airport is an international airport located in Maputo, Mozambique and the hub airport for LAM Mozambique Airlines. Maputo International is the largest and busiest airport in Mozambique and the main gateway to the country.
The airport has one terminal building, two runways and facilitates flights from airlines flying across Africa and to parts of Europe and the Middle East.
LAM Mozambique Airlines, Moçambique Expresso and Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines are the only airlines that use the airport as a hub. LAM Mozambique has used the airport as its hub since it opened, making it the longest-serving airline at the airport.
LAM Mozambique Airlines operates a frequent flyer program called Flamingo Club to reward regular travellers with the airline.
Flamingo Club is a program that provides benefits and special privileges to passengers who travel frequently on LAM Mozambique flights and use the services of its hotel partners.
The members of Flamingo have priority check-in and accumulate miles on flights LAM, enabling them to use those miles to purchase or upgrade on future flights.