Ethiopian Airlines has finalised agreements with the government of Mozambique for the launch of Mozambique Airlines. The airline owns a 99% stake in the newly formed airline, which started operating on December 1.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said: “To own and operate different hubs in Africa is part of our Vision 2025 multiple-hub strategy. The new Mozambique Airlines will serve as a strong connectivity option to cities whose geographic locations made surface transportation costly in terms of time. The airline will also enhance international flight connectivity to and from major domestic cities via Ethiopian Airlines’ growing network of more than 118 destinations globally.”

Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines will connect domestic destinations: Maputo, Nampula, Tete, Pemba, Beira, Nacala, Quelimane and Chimoio, said Tewolde.