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Ethiopian, ASKY sign agreement for strategic partnership with Guinea Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has signed an agreement with Guinea Airlines, for strategic partnership in management, maintenance and training, on January 30, 2018 at Ethiopian headquarters.

This is a trilateral partnership with Guinea, ASKY Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines with a view to fill the air connectivity vacuum in domestic Guinea market and between the Mano River countries.

Copyright Photo: ASky Airlines under the agreement is likely to operate Bombardier Q400s for Guinea Airlines. ASky Airlines (Togo) (Ethiopian Airlines) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-AQD (msn 4427) STN (Antony J. Best). Image: 910083.

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Ethiopian Airlines is coming to Chicago in June

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Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) will launch a new route linking Addis Ababa with Chicago (O’Hare) starting on June 9, 2018. The new route will operate three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

On February 5, 2018, airline confirmed the new service with this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Aviation Holding Company in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it will commence nonstop flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago (O’Hare) effective as of June 9, 2018.

Fleet Effective Date Frequency Departing Airport Departing Time Arriving Airport Arriving Time Fleet
ET  0510 9-Jun-18 Tue, Thu, Sat Addis Ababa 22:15 Dublin 4:25 ET  788
ET 0510  10-Jun-18  Wed, Fri, Sun Dublin 5:25 Chicago 7:55 ET  788
ET  0511 10-Jun-18 Wed, Fri, Sun Chicago 9:55 Addis Ababa 7:40 ET  788

West Bound, Passengers from the entire continent of Africa will connect to Chicago and beyond through our Addis Ababa hub in the late evenings; likewise, East bound travelers from the USA will also connect to all over Africa in the morning through Addis. In both cases, the connectivity is designed in such a way that we are able to avail one of the shortest total travel times for our customers.

The route will be operated with a Boeing 787.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940816.

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Ethiopian to add the Addis Ababa – Abidjan – Newark route

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOQ (msn 34745) PAE (Bernie Leighton). Image: 922586.

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) is planning to add the Addis Ababa – Abidjan – Newark route starting on May 10, 2018. The new route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOQ (msn 34745) PAE (Bernie Leighton). Image: 922586.

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Ethiopian to help to re-launch Zambia Airways

Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-ARM (msn 4472) FAB (SPA). Image: 931591.

Ethiopian Airlines (above), the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has announced that it has finalized shareholders agreement with the Government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways.

Copyright Photo Above: Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-ARM (msn 4472) FAB (SPA). Image: 931591.

Above: The logo of the first Zambia Airways.

The Government of Zambia will be the majority shareholder with 55% and Ethiopian will have 45% stakes in the airline.

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked: “In line with our Vision 2025 multiple hubs strategy in Africa, we are very happy that the discussions with the Zambian government have been crowned with success.

The launching of Zambia Airways will enable the travelling public in Zambia and the Southern African region to enjoy greater connectivity options, thereby facilitating the flow of investment, trade and tourism, and contributing to the socioeconomic growth of the country and the region. As an indigenous and truly Pan-African airline, we firmly believe that it is only through partnerships among African carriers that the aviation industry of the continent will be able to get its fair share of the African market, currently heavily skewed in favor of non-African airlines, and play its rightful role in availing efficient air connectivity within Africa as well as with the rest of the world. ” The airline is meant to initially serve national and regional destinations before embarking on international flights.

The Government of Zambia will be the majority shareholder with 55% and Ethiopian will hold 45% in the airline. The establishment of multiple hubs in Africa being an overarching strategy of Ethiopian under its Vision 2025, the national flag carrier currently operates hubs in Lomé (Togo) with ASKY Airlines and Malawian in Lilongwe (Malawi).

The first version of Zambia Airways operated from 1964 to 1967.

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Above Copyright Photo: Zambia Airways McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 N3016Z (msn 48266) ORY (Christian Volpati). Image: 920872.

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The company was reorganized and restarted as the second version in 1968 and operated through 1995 (above).

There was also a Zambian Airways which operated from 1999 to 2009 (below).

Copyright Photo: Zambian Airways Boeing 737-244 9J-JCN (msn 22588) JNB (Rob Finlayson). Image: 924351.

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Ethiopian Airlines to add a new route to Geneva via Milan

Ethiopian Airlines to return to the New York area

Ethiopian Airlines (addis Ababa) has announced that it will launch direct thrice-weekly service to Geneva, Switzerland on June 3, 2018.

Flight Eff Date Frequency Dep Arp Dept Time Arv Arp Arv Time Fleet
ET  0726 2-Jun-18 Tue, Thu, Sat Addis Ababa 23:10 Milan 5:20 ET  787-8
Milan 6:20 Geneva 7:25 ET  787-8
ET  0727 3-Jun-18 Wed, Fri, Sun Geneva 20:45 Milan 21:50 ET  787-8
Milan 22:50 Addis Ababa 5:50 ET  787-8

The route will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

Ethiopian’s fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350-900, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASH (msn 38754) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930558.

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GECAS to lease Ethiopian Airlines the first two AEI-converted 737-800 freighters

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GECAS, with the first delivery expected in June of 2018, followed by a second in January of 2019.

 

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics provides airport–to–airport services across a network of over 91 destinations on both freighter and belly hold services (including both direct service and arranged connection flights).  It is also the largest network cargo operator in Africa. With six 777 and two 757 Freighters serving 39 cargo destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia the America’s and Europe, Ethiopian’s state-of-the-art cargo terminal delivers an annual capacity of one million tons with services that range from general cargo to special cargo (including perishable, valuable or dangerous goods, live animals and mail & courier).

The AEI converted freighter accommodates eleven full height containers plus one AEP/AEH, a main deck payload of up to 52,000 lb (23,587 kg) and has AEI’s hydraulically-operated cargo door, offering numerous key features to cargo operators.

Image: GECAS.

Ethiopian Airlines to add Barcelona

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) LHR (SPA). Image: 924499.

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Adaba) will add Barcelona as a new stop on the Addis Adaba – Madrid route starting on June 3, 2018. The adjusted route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) LHR (SPA). Image: 924499.

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