How Asky, Ethiopian Airlines treated guests to night of  experience at Akwaaba expo in Lagos

The Ethiopian Day at Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019 ended on a grand note with the management of Ethiopian Airlines treating guests to a night of  Ethiopian Experience while revealing a positive rise in its fortunes over the years in review. The general manager of Ethiopian Airline Firiehiwot Mekonnen while welcoming the guests to the event said the Airline proudly flaunts itself as a Pan African Airline. “Ethiopian Airline is positioning it’s brand and strategies to touch every part of Africa and Europe and we can say we have recorded…

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Ethiopian Airlines, Immigration Services re-awaken tourism with online visa

.. As user number hits record 200,000 With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before. Ever since, the e-visa service has redefined visitors’ travel experience, easing entry into the country with digitized service accessible from any part of the world. Using the e-visa service, more 200,000 people from 217 countries visited Ethiopia so far. Backed by a dedicated round-the-clock customer support via email, the e-Visa service enables travelers secure e-Visa in less than 6 hours with…

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We’ve more to offer in terms of tourism destinations – GM Ethiopian Airlines

The general manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Mrs Firiehiwot Mekonnen has said that Ethiopia has a lot to offer in terms of tourism destinations. Speaking in an interview with Journalists at the recently concluded Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos, Mrs Mekonnen said the airline participated in the fair to showcase what Ethiopia has to offer in the area of tourism and new destinations. She stated that Ethiopian Airlines has been participating in Akwaaba from the beginning for almost 15 years now. Mekonnen explained that “what drives us here…

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Ethiopian adds Innovative App Feature ‘Feel Addis’ to elevate passengers’ layover experience

Passengers flying Ethiopian with layover between 8 and 24 hours in Addis Ababa are set to have their end-to-end layover experience transformed in a whole new way with the launch of the airline’s digitized transit package dubbed Feel Addis. The enhanced service brings convenience to passengers’ fingertips allowing them to get their hotel voucher and transit visa card with their mobile devices. “As an airline continuously adapting our services to the evolving needs and expectations of passengers, we always look for opportunities to enhance passengers’ end-to-end travel experience as they…

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We generate $80m annually on our MRO – Mesfin Tasew, COO of Ethiopian Airlines

Mesfin Tasew , the chief operating officer, COO of Ethiopian Airlines is an experienced African aviation professional. Mr. Mesfin joined Ethiopian Airlines in 1984 as Associate Engineer and progressed through the ladder and served in supervisory and managerial positions in the technical areas. In this interview with Aviation journalists in Lagos on Thursday, Mesfin speaks on the relevance of its Maintenance Repair and Overhaul MRO, Facilities to the airline industry in Africa, the need for the government to play an active and driver role of facilitating the development of the…

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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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