Nacala Airport opens

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According to eTNW, Nacala Airport in Mozambique, which officially opened its doors in December 2014, will boost travel to northern parts of the country. 

LAM is the first airline to offer services to the new airport, with a thrice-weekly service from Maputo. The flight is operated with an Embraer 145 carrying 50 passengers. The flight departs Maputo at 06h30 arriving in Nacala at 08h35. The return flight departs Nacala at 09h05, arriving in Maputo at 11h10. 

Mozambique’s President, Armando Guebuza, said the new airport was a sign that “the development of Nacala is unstoppable”. He added that the airport would allow the region to create a free trade zone in Nacala that could potentially attract major investment in the region.