Ethiopian Airlines hints of plans to establish new Airline in Nigeria

.. Loses about $3m annually on Kano, Enugu routes The Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, has hinted of plans to establish a new airline in Nigeria. Speaking with Journalists today July 12, in Abuja, Tewolde Gebremariam stated that the Airline is in talks with the federal government, private sectors and airline operators in Nigeria on the planned new airline. He said: “We have been discussing and exploring possibilities of establishing or supporting a strong airline in Nigeria. I don’t mean that there is no strong airline…

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Alleged seizure of foreign currency by Customs, Revenue Authority at Addis Ababa Airport incorrect, misleading- Ethiopian Airlines

The management of. Ethiopian Airlines has dismissed stories on alleged seizure of foreign currency by Customs and Revenue Authority (ECRA) personnel at Addis Ababa International Airport, describing such reports as incorrect and misleading. The Airline noted in their statement that the report posted on the website of Channels Television, based in Lagos and other Nigerian cities, under the headline ‘Ethiopia Steps Up Seizure Of Foreign Currency From Passengers’ is an incorrect and misleading statement that needs correction. The ‘news’ allegedly claims that passengers transiting Ethiopia with foreign currencies in excess…

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Africa needs to buy, sell with each other- Esayas, ET MD

The managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, has stressed the need for Africans to buy and sell with each other. Esayas Hailu woldemariam put Africa’s business transaction  with other oversea countries at 90 per cent while only 10 per cent is for Africa.   Speaking in an interview with Nigeria Journalists recently at the Airline’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, the MD maintained  that: “African has been transacting 90 percent business with overseas countries while only 10 per cent for Africa, why?  Africa needs to…

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Ethiopian Airlines plans second frequency to Lagos, set to connect city to US

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has disclosed plans by the airline for a second frequency to Lagos and also plans to connect Lagos across the Atlantic to the United States. According to the airline, these plans are subject to the approval of Nigerian government. Disclosing this to Nigeria Aviation Journalists in a recent interview at the Airline’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, stated that the airline flies to four gateways into Nigeria, Kano, Abuja, Enugu and Lagos…

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ASKY/Ethiopian Airlines begin flight from Lagos to Johannesburg with over 70% load factor

ASKY/Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday commenced its inaugural flight from Lagos to Johannesburg with over 70 percent load factor Ethiopian Airlines introduced its code share flight with ASKY to South Africa, making it the only non South African Airline on the route between Nigeria and South Africa. The inaugural flight was welcomed with Water Canon Salute by men of the fire service department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and received by staff of ASKY and Ethiopian Airlines. The Airport Community also joined in the reception. The Flight operated…

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Ethiopian Airlines MD advices African Govts. against meddling in running of national carriers

The managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, has advised African governments to stop meddling in the day to day running of airlines, especially the national carriers, to ensure their survival. Speaking during a recent interview with Nigerian Aviation Journalists at the Airline’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, June 11, Esayas Hailu woldemariam noted that the advice has become necessary because the governments are the ones establishing national carriers. Esayas Hailu woldemariam said the African governments should not meddle in procurement, aircraft purchases,…

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Why Nigeria needs national carrier – Ethiopian Airlines MD

The managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, has outlined reasons why Nigeria needs a national carrier. Esayas Hailu woldemariam stated that Nigeria as the largest African population and also the largest economy in Africa, with very high mobility both domestically and overseas needs a national carrier. Speaking in an interview with Nigerian Aviation Journalists at the Airline’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, June 11, Esayas Hailu woldemariam stated that the airline has been participating in Nigeria’s bid to float a national carrier…

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Ethiopian Airlines received unprecedented support, empathy from Nigerians -GM

The general manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen has said that the support and empathy the airline has received from Nigeria and Nigerians is unprecedented. Speaking at the 43rd Annual General Meeting, AGM of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA in Lagos today Wednesday, March 27, at the Muson Centre, Mekonnen noted that Nigeria has supported and encouraged the country and the airline all through this trying times. She said that while the airline commiserate with Nigeria on the loss of their two eminent citizens among…

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

.. Opens condolence registers at offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Enugu Photo Caption: 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…

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Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of first B737-800 freighter

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, the first of its kind in the Ethiopian Cargo fleet mix, on March 01, 2019.  Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked that: “We are excited to have taken delivery of the newest freighter a few days after being crowned with ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa’ Awards for the fourth year in a row. The arrival of this new freighter is a significant addition and propels both our…

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