Ethiopian Airlines becomes the 1st African carrier to order Airbus A350-1000

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, Africa’s largest airline group, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant of the A350 Family, the A350-1000, becoming Africa’s first customer for the aircraft. The aircraft will give the state-owned carrier a competitive edge over its African peers like Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African…

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Ethiopian Airlines partners AFRAA toward Aviation MRO services

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services in pursuance to the The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI). The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) is a joint initiative which was conceptualized in 2020 and officially launched by UTD Aviation Solutions and AFRAA…

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Ethiopian Airlines resumes passenger flights to India’s Bengaluru

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, has announced the resumption of thrice weekly passenger flights to Bengaluru, India. The airline announced the recommencement of after it halted operations for two years due to the pandemic. Ethiopian operated its first flight services to Bengaluru in October 2019. The nonstop service between Bengaluru and Addis Ababa is being…

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Ethiopian Airlines appoints Mesfin Tasew Bekele as Chief Executive Officer

ETHIOPIA – The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele, as Chief Executive Officer of the airlines group, effective March 23, 2022. Mr Mesfin has been a successor to the former CEO of the Airline group, Tewolde GebreMariam whose early retirement request due to health issues has been approved by the…

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Zambia launches National Carrier in joint venturing with Ethiopian Airlines

ZAMBIA – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, has finalized preparations for the launch of Zambia’s National Carrier in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC). Ethiopian has 45 percent stake in the joint venture while IDC retains 55 percent, the shareholders have contributed US$30 million in capital towards the establishment of the airline. The new…

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Ethiopian Airlines and Airlink sign interline agreement

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has signed an interline agreement with Airlink (4Z), an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa to allow passengers to enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower fare tickets between points within the carriers’ synergized networks. With the interline agreements between the two carriers, passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily.…

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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…

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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,…

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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.…

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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…

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