Despite several obstacles put in place to in a bid to prevent the launch of the new service,TTA Airlink recently launched operations between Maputo and Johannesberg.The identity of the company or organization which attempted to block the introduction of the service, has not yet been revealed. Meanwhile, the national flag carrier, LAM,has announced that it is to resume services to Lisbon,Portugal,as from October 2010.This route will be operated by single B737-300 on lease and plans are underway to begin services to Brazil in the near future. Also the phasing out of B737-200 is being initiated with Embrear ERJ195 joining the fleet by early next year. Non-scheduled and Scheduled Cargo & Freight Flights in Africa Vatry.Zimbabwean- based cargo airline ,Avient, has operated a B767-300 freighter on ashort term lease from Portugal-based EuroAtlantic.These will enable business for cargo remain competitive and air transport being the preferred way to transport goods quicker. In Nairobi, Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport remains the hub for cargo transportation and logistics to Somalia, South Sudan. From Wilson Airport cargo ranging from 200kgs to4 tones can be airlifted from there to Juba,Rumbek,Yei,Malakal,Akobo,Wau,Bentiu,Yambio all in (South Sudan),Mogadishu,Betelluen,Galgayo,Bosaso,Marere,Jamame,Afmadow,Dinsor,Wajid ,Garowe,Kismayu,Mogadishu North,K50 among other airports and airstrip. There are A320,B767-300,B737-300,B707,DC-9,F28-500,LET 410,DONNIER 228,C-208 CARAVAN ,DHC-8 BUFFALO,HS748,DASH-8,F27-500 which are readily available for adhoc charter but you need to obtain clearances which will take approximately 2 working days notice. It is cheaper to fly cargo to Somalia and South Sudan to Juba and Mogadishu at per kilo rate as long you make advance bookings. To Juba there are daily flights and Mogadishu International 2 flights weekly. The B737-300 will take upto 15 tones to Juba at arate of usd 1.85 for full capacity and Mogadishu 11 tones at usd 2.3 per kilo on full capacity.Tonage has reduced on Mogadishu as at times there is no fuel and thus the need to reduce on tonnage and carry return fuel. There are also cash-on transit to Chad,Darfur,DR Congo provided to ferry and the charter rates are competitive but you have to organize with security firms who have the insurance for the cash from the strong room to the departure and destination airport so incase of any theft you are covered.