Tag Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

DNA samples of Ethiopia crash victims to be sent to London for tests

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2019) Ethiopian authorities will send DNA samples from last month’s crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 to London for identification tests. All 157 passengers, including crew members had died in the March 10 crash of Boeing 737 Max 8, leading to the grounding of all 737 Max planes worldwide. A report ...

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    Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Somalia

    ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Ethiopian Airlines is to resume flights to Somalia 41 years after it stopped its route to Mogadishu when war broke out between the two countries in the 1970s. The Inside Travel report said Mogadishu-based Radio Dalsan quoted Hussein Hosh, manager at the Ethiopian Airlines as saying that the airline will operate a thrice-weekly return service ...

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      “The bird of peace has just flown to Asmara:” Ethiopian Airlines makes return flights to Eritrea in twenty years

      By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 18, 2018) The sound of clinking champagne glasses and the smell of roses has dominated the cabin of the first flight to Eritrea’s capital Asmara by Ethiopian Airlines in twenty years; reuniting families and carrying passengers who are total strangers to a neighboring country, that until few weeks ago was considered an enemy territory. ...

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        Ethiopia readying to use Eritrean port

        ESAT News (July 17, 2018) Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today that preparations were underway to make use of the Eritrean port of Assab. The thawing of diplomatic relations in recent month has opened doors for economic cooperation between the two East African countries that were in a no war no peace situation for two decades. Leaders of the ...

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          Ethiopia opens up key sectors of economy for private investors

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 6, 2018) The meeting of the ruling EPRDF that decided to “fully accept” the ruling of the Ethiopian Eritrean Boundary Commission and the Algiers agreement yesterday, has also made a decision to open up key sectors of the economy that has so far been closed for private investors. The statement issued by the EPRDF ...

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            Ethiopia: Brief strike by air traffic controllers delays international flights

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 17, 2018) International flights were grounded for few hours in what appears to be a strike by air traffic controllers at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport this morning. The deputy director for air navigation at the civil aviation authority, Shimeles Kibreab, told the national broadcaster that the brief strike was due to disagreement ...

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              Nigerian Airline files 56M suit against Ethiopian Airlines, Nigerian gov’t

              ESAT News (September 11, 2017) Arik Air, a Nigerian airline, has filed a 55.6 million dollars suit against the the Nigerian government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent news in the media that Ethiopian Airlines was negotiating with the Nigerian government to takeover the management of Arik Air Limited. According to a copy of the suit obtained by the News Agency ...

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