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    Why I’ll never fly Ethiopian Airlines again

Why I’ll never fly Ethiopian Airlines again

BY OPE ADETOLAThis is my experience with the Ethiopian Airlines. I have flown this airline twice now. I flew them in May 2019 from Prague to Lagos and back to Prague and also in August 2019. My first experience with them wasn’t a good one. Really horrible hostesses and poor service. But my second experience flying with them was the [...]

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    We don’t need help in setting up national carrier, Air Peace replies Ethiopian Airlines

We don’t need help in setting up national carrier, Air Peace replies Ethiopian Airlines

Allen Onyema, the chairman of Air Peace, says Nigeria does not need the assistance of any foreign airline to establish a new national carrier.Onyema made this statement while speaking at the 23rd annual conference of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) on Wednesday in Ikeja.He said the recent claim by Ethiopian Airlines that it was in talks with [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines: We’ll be last to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 — after re-certification

Ethiopian Airlines: We’ll be last to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 — after re-certification

Ethiopian Airlines says it will be the last airline to operate the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after the model has been adjusted and re-certified by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), US.Esayas Hailu, managing director, Ethiopian International Services, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian capital, on Wednesday.On March 10, an Ethiopian Airlines’ flight ET302  en route [...]

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    ‘It landed and took off again’ — Obasanjo narrates Ethiopian Airlines experience

‘It landed and took off again’ — Obasanjo narrates Ethiopian Airlines experience

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has confirmed he was among those on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that nearly crashed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday.In an interview with Premium Times, Obasanjo narrated how the pilot had difficulty landing as a result of strong winds and a heavy downpour.NAN had reported that the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, ET-901, had [...]

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    Plane crash: Ethiopian Airlines crew ‘followed Boeing’s procedures’ yet couldn’t control aircraft

Plane crash: Ethiopian Airlines crew ‘followed Boeing’s procedures’ yet couldn’t control aircraft

Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia's minister of transportation, says the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed in March followed procedures recommended by Boeing but were unable to regain control of the aircraft.Moges disclosed this on Thursday, unveiling the results of the preliminary investigation into the crash, which killed all 157 passengers, including two Nigerians, and crew members on board.The Kenya-bound [...]

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    Black box of crashed Ethiopian Airlines aircraft recovered

Black box of crashed Ethiopian Airlines aircraft recovered

Ethiopian Airlines say the black box of the crashed Boeing 737 MAX-8 jet that killed all 157 people on board has been recovered.In a statement issued on Monday, Ethiopian Airlines said two devices, the cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder, were recovered from the crash site.“The Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have [...]

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    Sirika debunks Ethiopian Airlines’ claim of being favourite in Nigeria Air bid

Sirika debunks Ethiopian Airlines’ claim of being favourite in Nigeria Air bid

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the claim by Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, of being favourite to manage Nigeria Air is fake.He made this known through James Odaudu, the ministry's deputy director, media and public affairs, on Tuesday.The Ethiopian Airline boss had said his company is the frontrunner in the bids while addressing a press conference in [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines ‘favourite’ to manage Nigeria Air

Ethiopian Airlines ‘favourite’ to manage Nigeria Air

Tewolde Gebremariam, the chief executive officer of Ethiopian Airlines, says his company is the frontrunner in the bidding process for the management of Nigeria Air.Speaking at a news conference in Addis Ababa on Friday, Gebremariam said the group of investors interested in establishing the national carrier is small."We are among a small group with an interest in establishing a national [...]

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    Ex-Arik directors sue FG, Ethiopian Airlines over takeover reports

Ex-Arik directors sue FG, Ethiopian Airlines over takeover reports

Lawyers representing former directors of Arik Air have filed a N20 billion suit against the federal government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims of negotiating the takeover of the airline.The suit was instituted at the federal high court, Lagos, against Ethiopian Airlines, the federal ministry of transportation and the attorney general of the federation (AGF).NAN reports that the suit was filed [...]

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    AMCON ‘not aware’ of Ethiopia’s bid for Arik Air

AMCON ‘not aware’ of Ethiopia’s bid for Arik Air

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says it is not aware of the bid claimed to have been made by the Ethiopian government for Arik Air, Nigeria's largest domestic airline.The agency made this known in a statement signed by Jude Nwauzor, AMCON's head of corporate communications.CNN had reported that Esayas WoldeMariam, Ethiopian’s managing director of international services, disclosed that [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines launches Kaduna to Addis Ababa flights

Ethiopian Airlines launches Kaduna to Addis Ababa flights

Passengers from the north-west can now get regular international flights from the Kaduna international airport without travelling to Abuja.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, launched the Kaduna to Addis Ababa flights on Tuesday, saying regular international flights and an inland container terminal would help Kaduna economy overcome the disadvantage of not being close to a seaport.El-Rufai expressed gratitude to all [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines lands in Abuja as airport reopens after six weeks

Ethiopian Airlines lands in Abuja as airport reopens after six weeks

An aircraft belonging to Ethiopian Airlines has landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Abuja.The aircraft touched down some minutes past 12pm.Firiehiwot Mekonnen, traffic and sales manager of the airline, had earlier told NAN that the decision to fly the new aircraft to Abuja is because of the belief in the Nigerian market.Ethiopian Airlines was the only foreign airline [...]

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    Abuja airport ‘to reopen 24 hours ahead of schedule’

Abuja airport ‘to reopen 24 hours ahead of schedule’

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be open for traffic from Tuesday and Ethiopian Airlines says it will land a brand new Airbus A350-900 to mark the official reopening of the airport.The facility was supposed to reopen on Wednesday, but Firiehiwot Mekonnen, Ethiopian Airlines' traffic and sales manager, told NAN that its aircraft would land in Abuja on its first [...]

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    VIDEO: Ethiopian Airlines lands in Kaduna

VIDEO: Ethiopian Airlines lands in Kaduna

A Boeing 787 plane belonging to Ethopian Airlines has landed at the Kaduna International Airport.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, witnessed the landing.According to officials of the Kaduna state government, the pilot of the aircraft certified the airport landing system to be "A1 excellent".Flights would be diverted to Kaduna as a result of the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International [...]

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    Only one foreign airline has agreed to use Kaduna airport, says FG

Only one foreign airline has agreed to use Kaduna airport, says FG

The federal government says only one foreign airline has agreed to use the Kaduna international airport while Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway is closed for repairs.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said only Ethiopian Airlines, a foreign carrier,  had agreed to use the Kaduna airport.However, he added that more foreign airlines were [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines returns to Kano route

Ethiopian Airlines returns to Kano route

Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday resumed its flight to the Nigeria's commercial city of Kano 10 years after it suspended fights to the city because of bad weather.The resumed flight touched down at the Kano International Airport to a warm reception from Kano businessmen and politicians led by the state's deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje.Ganduje, who received the airline's officials, pledged [...]

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