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Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-941 ET-AYN (msn 542) (Star Alliance) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956312.

Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-941 ET-AYN (msn 542) (Star Alliance) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956312.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-941 ET-AYN (msn 542) (Star Alliance) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956312.

Ethiopian Airlines targets February 1, 2022 for the return of Boeing 737 MAX service

Ethiopian Airlines has issued this statement:

Ethiopian Airlines in the Final Stage to Return the Boeing 737 MAX Fleet to Service with the first flight expected on February 1, 2022.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam (above) said “Safety is our top most priority at Ethiopian Airlines and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take. It is in line with this guiding principle that we are now returning the B737 MAX to service not only after the recertification by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), EASA of Europe, Transport Canada, CAAC, ECAA and other regulatory bodies but also after the return to service by more than 34 airlines around the world. In line with our initially stated commitment to become among the last airlines to return the B737 MAX, we have taken enough time to monitor the design modification work and the more than 20 months of rigorous recertification process and we have ensured that our pilots, engineers, aircraft technicians, cabin crew are confident on the safety of the fleet. The airplane model has accumulated more than 275,000 commercial flights since the resumption of B737 MAX operation a year ago.

Ethiopian Airlines has put in place a rigorous and comprehensive processes to ensure that every plane in the sky is safe. In the next one month, we will update the traveling public on further details and progresses.

We always prioritize customers’ safety and I am confident that our customers will enjoy onboard safety and comfort that we have been known for.”

Boeing accepts liability for Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash

From CNN:

“Boeing agreed on Wednesday to acknowledge liability for compensatory damages in lawsuits filed by families of the 157 people killed in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash, according to a filing in US District Court in Chicago.”

Read the full story:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/11/investing/boeing-737-max-ethopian-airlines/index.html

Ethiopian Airlines enters into an interline agreement with South Africa’s Airlink

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is delighted to announce that it has signed an interline agreement with Airlink (4Z), an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ethiopian has entered into an interline agreement with Airlink 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. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.

Ethiopian Airlines has been implementing various partnership agreements with African and global carriers to further expand its accessibility to its customers. The partnership with Artlink in particular will increase seamless connectivity options for customers in the regions of South Africa with the vast network of Ethiopian Airlines in the continent and beyond. Ethiopian Airlines connectivity options are crucial in fulfilling the increasing demand of our customers. Ethiopian and Airlink customers will handle each other’s travelers check in and baggage for all their flights with the airlines. Airlink provides services between smaller, under-served towns and larger hub airports. Hence, through the interline agreement signed with Ethiopian, customers from south Africa will benefit from more than 60 African destination of Ethiopian.

Historic Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Lockheed 382G (L-100-30) Hercules ET-AKG (msn 5306) FRA (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 955161.

Ethiopian Airlines Lockheed 382G (L-100-30) Hercules ET-AKG (msn 5306) FRA (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 955161.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Lockheed 382G (L-100-30) Hercules ET-AKG (msn 5306) FRA (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 955161.

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its 32nd Dash 8-400

De Havilland of Canada made this announcement:

We’re honored to announce the delivery of Ethiopian Airlines’ 32nd Dash 8-400 aircraft!

We wish Ethiopian Airlines and its strategic airline partners much ongoing success!

Ethiopian Airlines settles with Boeing following 737 MAX crash and expects to fly the jet again by January

Ethiopian Airlines’ management has reached a settlement with Boeing and said it expects to resume flying the jet again by January according to The Seattle Times. The airline is now convinced the aircraft type is safe.

From The Seattle Times:

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/ethiopian-airlines-settles-with-boeing-following-737-max-crash-and-expects-to-fly-the-jet-again-by-january/

Ethiopian to allow economy passengers to purchase empty seats on board

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled new digital option dubbed My Sheba Space that enables economy class travelers to purchase one or more empty seats on board to get extra space and relax.

Ethiopian has responded to COVID 19 pandemic by introducing passenger safety guidelines implementing social distancing and sanitization measures in its ultra-modern Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and within the aircraft. Reducing aircraft capacity and introduction of end to end passenger journey are among the initiatives Ethiopian has taken in its continued pursuit for elevated customer experience.

With bundled on-demand services and predictive intelligence, MyShebaSpace will offer extra space with a reasonable top up starting from $30. MyShebaSpace is not just about letting passengers pay extra to guarantee an empty seat next to them, it is about the airlines unwavering commitment to offer diversified options in line with changing customers’ demand. MyShebaSpace requires a 72-hour window before flight time to secure extra seat and is accessible on Ethiopian website and mobile app for convenience.

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have signed a strategic MOU to position Ethiopia as Africa’s Aviation Hub

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. 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 Boeing have agreed to work in partnership in four areas of strategic collaboration namely: Industrial Development, Advanced Aviation Training, Educational Partnership, and Leadership Development in a span of three years. To this effect, joint multidisciplinary teams have been established to implement the strategic partnership and important milestones have already been registered.

Ethiopian and Boeing desire Ethiopian Aviation Academy to be recognized as a global standard for aviation training. Boeing is committed to developing Ethiopia’s manufacturing capability and aftermarket aviation service. Through this MOU, Boeing and Ethiopian will partner to advance capabilities to compete globally. They seek to build a 21st century pipeline for aviation careers in Ethiopia. They will collaborate with highly qualified educational institutions and aviation industry partners to create specialized learning and development programs to meet workforce demands. Boeing and Ethiopian will also work together to develop current and future generations of leaders in Ethiopia for Africa.