Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing sign MoU to position Ethiopia as Africa’s aviation hub

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines Group and the Boeing Company have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on positioning Ethiopia as an aviation hub for Africa. Building on the two parties’ seventy years of shared history in aviation, the MoU aims at positioning Ethiopia as Africa’s aviation hub – “Ethiopia for Africa”.    Boeing has recognized Ethiopian as a global aviation leader in the continent and the MoU is indicative of Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines interest to establish a mutually beneficial world-class aviation partnership. To realize their shared vision, Ethiopian and…

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Ethiopian establishes B767 passenger to freighter conversion center at its Addis Ababa hub

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines Group has established a global standard cargo conversion program to convert the B-767-300 ER to dedicated freighter services in a partnership agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam, said: ‘’In line with our Diversified Aviation Business Model of Vision 2025, we have been increasing our cargo capacity in fleet, ground service infrastructure and cargo connectivity network. Accordingly, we are partnering with IAI, one of the global technology leaders in the Aerospace industry, in building a cargo conversion center in…

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Zambia Airways to commence operations from September 30, 2021

ZAMBIA – Zambia Airways is set to commence operations from September 30, 2021, having been in the works since late 2018 but has been delayed due to regulatory hurdles and later the Covid-19 pandemic. Zambia Airways will initially operate domestic flights to Livingstone, Ndola and Solwezi, using two Bombardier Q400s and regional flights to Johannesburg and Harare, using a B737-800. The airline will launch local and regional routes, at the new Terminal 2 at Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and the new Ndola Copperbelt Airport. Zambia Airways is a joint…

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Ethiopian Airlines, Liege Airport extend long-standing partnership

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services and Liege Airport have announced the renewal of their long-standing partnership agreement until 2026. Liege Airport, Belgium’s largest cargo airport and the 6th largest cargo airport in Europe, will continue to be Ethiopian Airlines cargo hub serving as a freighter gateway between Africa and Europe for the next five years. Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo network operator, has been working with Liege airport for its freighter operations between Africa and Europe. Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services Acting…

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DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services appoints Silvio Weiland as general manager

ETHIOPIA – DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, a joint venture company by DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) and Ethiopian Airlines, has appointed Silvio Weiland as general manager to oversee the strategic direction of the business in the country. Weiland takes over the leadership role from Berhanu Kassa, who was one of those instrumental in forging the strategic partnership between DHL and Ethiopian Airlines. Kassa will continue to support the joint venture whilst he returns to handle logistics services at Ethiopian Airlines. Weiland will report to Ivin George, managing director for DHL Global Forwarding, East…

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Ethiopian Airlines becomes the first African airline to trial IATA travel pass

ETHIOPIA – Africa’s most profitable airline, Ethiopian Airlines Group, has become the first African airline to conduct trial of IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications. As air travel restarts, travellers need accurate COVID-19-related information like testing and vaccine requirements which vary among countries and the IATA Travel Pass initiative helps verify the authenticity of test information presented by travellers which is essential for ensuring the safety of passengers while complying with entry requirements of countries. The trial will be conducted…

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Ethiopian Airlines partners BGI Genomics to launch high-end COVID-19 testing lab at Bole International Airport

ETHIOPA – Ethiopian Airlines has joined hands with BGI Health Ethiopia, a subsidiary of China’s biotech giant, the BGI Genomics Co., Ltd, to launch high-end COVID-19 testing laboratory at its main hub and the continent’s busiest airport, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The testing centre is set to revitalize the passengers’ business by creating seamless travel experience that includes COVID-19 testing to passengers that are departing or transiting via Addis Ababa. The state-of-the-art COVID-19 testing lab is equipped with cutting-edge technologies to provide quick and accurate testing for passengers. Currently,…

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Ethiopian Airlines marks 75 years of operational excellence

ETHIOPIA – Seventy-five years ago on this date, Ethiopian Airlines operated its 1st scheduled flight with Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft from Addis Ababa to Cairo via Asmara. This diamond jubilee celebration shows how Africa’s most successful airline has made managed to navigate the turbulent skies for over 75 years. For an airline that was founded on 21 December 1945 and commenced operations on 8, April 1946, maintaining that level of operational efficiency and management is no mean feat bearing in mind that its peers in the continent have either folded…

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Ethiopian Airlines and African Union partner to implement trusted Travel Pass Test

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines has announced partnership with the African Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the Covid -19 pandemic. The Trusted Travel pass program will ensure country regulations regarding Covid-19 travel requirements are met with minimal room for error and hassle to the travelling public. The Ethiopian Airlines‘ customers will now enjoy a hassle-free travel experience with their travel pass helping them verify whether their medical information meets various Covid-19…

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AFRAA, Ethiopian Airlines sign MoU to strengthen collaboration on aviation training

ETHIOPIA – The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on training that will facilitate a framework of collaboration between AFRAA and Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy. The MoU was signed between AFRAA secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé and Mesay Shiferaw, managing director, Ethiopian Aviation Academy. The MoU was signed during a consultative meeting between AFRAA secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé and Ethiopian Airlines group CEO Tewode Gembremariam held at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa. The collaboration will support the development of sustainable and safe air transport system in Africa and thereby…

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