Airlines Ethiopian Airlines to support Chad with national airline

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Ethiopian Airlines is investing more and more in the African market. After investments in Zambia Airways and considered investments in Eritrean Airlines, Ethiopian starts a project for a new Chad national airline.

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A delegation from Chad and Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, have signed a letter of intent stating that Ethiopian will support Chad in setting up a new national airline for the country in Central Africa. The two parties had met as early as February 2018. In August 2018 Chad’s president, Idriss Déby, met with the airline chief. Afterwards, Tewolde stated Ethiopian Airlines has been given green light for the project as Agence de Presse Africaine reported.

Due to security issues Chads former national airline, Toumaï Air Tchad, had to be closed in 2012. IATA had revealed serious safety deficiencies in a routine investigation.

Ethiopian Airlines in determined to invest in and strengthen the African market. In January 2018, Ethiopian had announced to invest in the revival of Zambia Airways. The airline had too close in 2009. Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, will be the hub for the airline owned by Ethiopian (45 percent) and the Zambian government (55 percent). The first Take-off is planned for 24 October 2018. In July 2018 Ethiopian resumed flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara and announced later to review investing in Eritrean Airlines.


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