Portugal's national airline TAP Portugal and the national airline of Mozambique LAM (Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique) will combine all direct flights operated by both airlines from Portugal to Mozambique and South Africa from June 2011.
TAP Portugal currently operates three flights per week between Lisbon and Johannesburg with a stopover in Maputo plus a fourth direct flight to the Mozambican capital.
From June 2011 on four direct flights between Lisbon and Maputo will operate as code-share flights, two on TAP Portugal and two on LAM operated aircraft. From the same date onwards LAM will provide connections between Maputo and Johannesburg on its own aircraft in a schedule connecting with the Lisbon arrivals and departures. These flights will also carry the TAP Portugal code enabling passenger and baggage check-in to the final destination, which in turn simplifies pricing tariffs. In the near future the same operating model is being planned for Cape Town.