MAPUTO, Mozambique – Boeing and LAM – Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (LAM – Mozambique Airlines) have announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-700 airplanes. The order, valued at $228 million at list prices, includes purchase rights for three additional Next-Generation 737s. The airplanes will feature the popular passenger-inspired Boeing Sky Interior, with modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.
“In order to thrive in this highly competitive environment, LAM has developed an in-depth Strategic Business Plan which resulted in the restructuring of its network to facilitate its growth and expansion,” said Ms. Marlene Mendes Manave, chief executive officer, LAM. “The development of gas and other hydrocarbon resources, including oil, will have major implications for Mozambique – a strong aviation infrastructure with a modern fleet of Next-Generation 737 jetliners will be of enormous benefit to the people of Mozambique, business travellers and our tourism industry, and will substantially contribute to our economic development,” said Ms. Manave.