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Ethiopian Airlines “raises the stakes” for African competitors

Ethiopian Airlines announced on August 9, 2018, it has registered record success in the 2017/2018 fiscal year that ended last month. The state-owned carrier has outpaced regional competitors to become Africa’s largest airline by revenue and profit, and is now buying shares in other carriers on the continent, the latest being a planned Nigerian national […]

Ethiopian Airlines to purchase 10 Bombardier Q400s

Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia’s flag carrier and one of the largest airlines in Africa, signed a firm $332 million-worth order to purchase ten Bombardier Q400 turboprop planes, the Canadian manufacturer announced on April 27, 2018. The order also includes purchase rights for five additional Q400 aircraft. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to deliver unmatched performance to our operators, […]

Zambia Airways to be re-launched by Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines announced that finalizing shareholders agreement with the Government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways. The Government of Zambia will be the majority shareholder with 55% and Ethiopian will have 45% stakes in the airline. “In line with our Vision 2025 multiple hubs strategy in Africa, we are very happy that the […]

Ethiopian Airlines receives first African Boeing 787-9

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian is leasing the Dreamliner through an agreement with AerCap. Ethiopian’s newest 787 touched down in Addis Ababa following a non-stop 8,354-mile flight from Boeing’s Everett, Washington, facility. The airline becomes the first carrier in Africa to operate the 787-9 and […]