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Ethiopian looking at opportunities in Central, Southern Africa

Posted 10 May 2017 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines is considering entering the markets of both Botswana, in Southern Africa, as well as Chad, in Central Africa, as a means of expanding its growing continental feeder hub network, reports ch-aviation.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tewolde Gebremariam said: "We also want to build another hub for Central Africa. We are looking at all of these companies to see if any of them could play a role to that effect. Or, on the contrary, they may be complementary. We have a hub in Malawi for Southern Africa with Malawian Airlines, in which we hold 49%."

Aside from Southern Africa, Ethiopian Airlines is also a technical partner to ASKY Airlines whose Lomé hub offers extensive coverage of Western and Central Africa.

Gebremariam also confirmed previous reports to the effect that Ethiopian has i been approached by the Nigerian government over their proposed new national carrier project. No specific details were disclosed.

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