LAM-Mozambique Airlines, as part of the ongoing modernization process, has been issuing, as from 1st of June 2008, electronic tickets only.
With this measure, the national airline company complies with the guidelines of IATA-International Air Transport Association, which set 31st of May as the deadline for its members to cease issuing printed tickets, a measure IATA says will enable operators to reduce the cost of processing the historic paper tickets from approximately US$10 to US$1.
About 400 million air tickets are issued through the compensation mechanism, known in the civil Aviation Industry as BSP, every year, and the measure will allow a saving in the region of US$3 billion/annum to the industry, according to IATA.
LAM-Mozambique Airlines, began implementing the Eâ€“ticketing in January 2007, covering, in the first phase, destinations from Maputo and countries in the region â€“ Johannesburg, Dar-Es-Salaam, Nairobi and Durban â€“ operated by the national airline company. Subsequently, in July 2007, the company extended the service to the cities of Nampula and Pemba. The implementation of the system was concluded in October of 2007, in the cities of Tete, Quelimane and Lichinga.
By May 99, 6% of the tickets issued by the national airline were in electronic format.
Maputo, 02 of June 2008