Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines, Mozambique’s newest domestic carrier and a subsidiary of the Ethiopian Airlines business, operated its inaugural flight on 1 December 2018, from Nacala to Maputo.
Ethiopian Airlines is a 99 percent stakeholder in the new business. The domestic carrier’s network will connect Maputo, Nampula, Tete, Pemba, Beira, Nacala, Quelimane and Chimoio.
Says Natalie Tenzer-Silva, Director of Dana Tours: “For locals as well as leisure and business travellers, these flight connections will make travel between these cities easier and save valuable time.”
The launch of the new airline follows the opening of Mozambique’s Maputo Catembe bridge in November, becoming the longest suspension bridge in Africa and which has slashed travel time between Maputo and Kosi Bay.
Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines will connect to Ethiopian Airlines’ network of more than 118 destinations across the globe.
Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Tewolde Gebremariam has said the airline’s strategy includes plans to penetrate new African routes.
Tenzer-Silva maintained both the new infrastructure and improved air access in Mozambique would be vitally important for trade and tourism, and enhance connectivity locally, as well as Africa and beyond.