Ethiopian Airlines thanks Nigeria for supporting country, Airline in moment of grief

.. Opens condolence registers at offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Enugu

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FAAN MD/CEO-Engr. Saleh Dunoma pays condolence visit to the NAIA-Abuja Ethiopia Airline Management on 11th Mar 2019. In his company is the RGM/AM-M.L.Sani.

The general manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Mrs Firihiewot Mekonnen has thanked Nigerians for standing with Ethiopia and Ethiopian Airlines in this moment of grief.

This is coming just as the airline has opened condolence registers at their Offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu. This is for the victims of the ET Flight 302 that crashed on the 10th of March 6 minutes after take off.

Speaking while receiving the first set of visitors at the office in Lagos, Mokennem stated that: “We thank the Nigerian President and the good people of Nigeria for the condolence message from the Government of Nigeria. We have always counted on Nigeria as an African Partner and Brother and this sad occasion once again proves the bond. We commiserate with Nigeria over the loss to humanity of the two great Nigerians on that flight. We have since reached out to the families involved. Ethiopian Airlines will not abandon its responsibilities to them.”

At the Abuja Airport, the managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engineer Saleh Dunoma, who came to condole with the airline was received by the Ethiopian Airlines sales manager Abuja, Tilahun Tadesse.

Two Nigerians were involved in the crash; Professor Pius Adesanmi  and Ambassador Bashua Abiodun. Ethiopian Airlines meanwhile has grounded all B737-8Max Airplanes in its fleet. Ethiopian Airlines does not use the B737 Max on its Nigerian Routes. The B777, B787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 are the Aircraft deployed daily to Nigeria.

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