Ethiopian Airlines to resume flight to Mogadishu Nov. 2

Commenting on the resumption of the Mogadishu flights, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said: “It gives us a great pleasure to resume flights to Mogadishu, the capital Somalia after stopping the service over four decades ago. I wish to express my gratitude to the Governments of Ethiopia and Somalia for making the resumption of these flights possible. The flights will play a significant role in strengthening the people-to-people and economic ties between the two neighbourly and sisterly countries. The flights will also enable the important Somali Diaspora…

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Ethiopian Airlines reassures of safety, security of Airspace

Ethiopian Airlines Group has reassured its customers and the general travelling public that the Ethiopian Airspace remains very safe and highly secured even after the illegal strike of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Air Traffic Controllers. Since August 21, when the illegal strike started, Ethiopian Airlines has been working in close coordination with the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and the volunteer air traffic controllers, ATC instructors and ATC controllers that it brought from other sister African countries. It is successfully supporting the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority to enable the latter to…

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Ethiopian Airlines partners government of Chad to launch national carrier

Photo Caption Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam with the President of Chad, Idriss Déby Ethiopian Airlines has finalized agreements with the Government of Chad for the launch of its national carrier. Ethiopian has 49 percent stake in the joint venture while the Government of Chad retains 51 percent. The new Chad national carrier is planned to go into operation as of October 1, 2018. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked: “The strategic equity partnership in the launching of the new Chad national carrier is…

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Ethiopian Airlines invites African Countries to buy its shares

After a successful year of Profit, Ethiopian Airlines is inviting African Countries to buy its shares The Airlines is undisputedly Africa’s largest airline by revenue and profit. Yet the state-owned carrier just doesn’t want to dominate the continent’s skies: it’s also looking to boost Africa’s fragmented airspace through increased connectivity, forming strategic alliances, besides launching or reviving new sovereign African airlines. Ethiopian’s latest pitch is that it shouldn’t just be Africa’s top airline in passenger numbers and destinations but also in its ownership structure. The company’s head Tewolde Gabremariam, suggested…

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‘Ethiopian Group CEO never said airline is front-runner to partner Nigeria Air’

Ethiopian Airlines has explained that its Group chief executive officer, Tewolde Gebremariam never said the airline is the front-runner to partner in the Nigeria Air project. The Airlines stated that its Group CEO only expressed interest to partner with the federal government in the management of Nigeria Air as a Pan-African Airline. The airline said in a statement that the Group CEO was misquoted by the media on his position on the Air Nigeria project. According to the statement, “the Group CEO never said Ethiopian Airlines is the front-runner to…

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Ethiopian Airlines registers record success in 2017/18 fiscal year 

Ethiopian Airlines has registered record success in the just ended 2017/18 fiscal year.  In line with its 15 year strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, the airline registered historical success in financial, commercial, operational and customer service areas.   During the 2017/18 fiscal year:   Ethiopian introduced additional +14 new aircraft, more than one aircraft per month;   The airline opened 8 new international destinations, namely Geneva (Switzerland), Chicago (USA), Bahrain, Kaduna (Nigeria), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Kisangani and Mbuji-Mayi (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Nosy-Be (Madagascar);   The number of passengers carried…

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Ethiopian Airlines rolls out stopover packages to Promote Tourism

Ethiopian Airlines has rolled out stopover packages without any additional airfare that cater for all leisure needs with a view to promote tourism into Ethiopia. Passengers traveling through Addis Ababa and continuing their journey to one of the destinations on Ethiopian network can now take advantage of stopover offerings from Ethiopian Holidays, the tour operator wing of Ethiopian Airlines, enabling them to discover and experience the many historical, cultural, religious and natural treasures of Ethiopia, Land of Origins. An online e-visa service for processing stopover visa is available for all…

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DHL partners Ethiopian Airlines to build leading cargo logistics provider JV Company in Africa

Photo Caption: Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines Group; Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa DHL Global Forwarding, and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a new agreement to form a joint venture company – DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd., to build the Leading Cargo Logistics provider JV company in Africa. The company will be based in Ethiopia and do business in the entire continent of Africa, enhancing Ethiopia’s logistics infrastructure and connections. Ethiopian Airlines, which assumes a majority stake in this joint venture, will provide regulatory and operational…

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Ethiopian to resume flights to Asmara

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 17 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. This follows agreements reached in Asmara between H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President H.E. Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea.     Regarding the resumption of flights to Eritrea’s capital, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We at Ethiopian feel an immense honor and joy to resume scheduled flights to Asmara after 20…

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Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of Africa’s largest B737 MAX

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the largest B737 MAX fleet in the Continent on July 2, 2018. The B737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ experience. The environmentally friendly aircraft has a minimal carbon emission and consumes 15 percent less fuel than the 737-NG. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “It is an immense honor for all of us at Ethiopian to reach this milestone a…

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