Mozambican carrier LAM has been identified as a customer for three Boeing 737-700s, while the airline is placing purchase rights on another three 737s.
LAM placed the order in November 2013, but the identity of the customer was not disclosed at the time.
The airline lost one of its aircraft, an Embraer 190, at the end of the same month in an accident in northern Namibia, the cause of which is still under investigation.
LAM is already a 737 operator, with a -500 in its fleet.
Its decision to take the -700s is part of a strategic plan that has also involved restructuring its network “in order to thrive in this highly-competitive environment”, says LAM chief Marlene Mendes Manave.
Boeing values the agreement at $228 million at catalogue prices. It has not indicated any specific variant for the purchase rights.
All 737-700s are fitted with CFM International CFM56 engines. Boeing says the LAM twinjets will feature a performance-improvement package to provide greater fuel efficiency.