ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, has launched a direct flights to Jordanian capital Amman from its hub in Addis Ababa.
The airlines inaugurated the three-times-weekly flights to Amman in a ceremony attended by state minister of Foreign affairs Birtukan Ayano and Jordanian diplomats in Addis Ababa on Monday.
The thrice-weekly flight to Jordan’s capital city is operated by Boeing 737 aircraft.
Celebrating the launch of its first destination in China was Ethiopian airlines Executive Officer Mesfin Tasew, who said the flight will also further strengthen the economic ties between Ethiopia and Jordan.
The inclusion of Amman in Ethiopian route map will increase the cities we serve in the Middle East to 13.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan African passenger network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 130 international destinations across five continents.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines has been chosen as the core investor and partner for Nigeria’s new flag carrier, according to media reports.
Nigeria Air has been in the works for a while now and has slowly been approaching a full launch, pending support from partners.
According to ThisDay, Nigeria’s federal government has formally chosen Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) as a partner for the long-awaited Nigeria Air.
The deal includes a 49% equity share for the airline, joined by 5% from the government since the project is set to be private-public.
Notably, Ethiopian is sticking to its policy of not investing cash into a new business. Instead, the airline will leverage its technical prowess, an abundance of aircraft, and management skills to establish Nigeria Air in years.
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