The latest incarnation of Zambia Airways has been in the works for three years. Zambia’s Industrial Development Corp. holds a 55% stake in the new carrier while Ethiopian Airlines has the remaining 45%.
Ethiopian Airlines, DHL and African Electronic Trade Group (AeTrade Group) were among the first companies to transport cargo under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which became operational on Jan. 1.
A lack of “clear information” from Boeing on the return of the 737 MAX is hampering Ethiopian Airlines’ ability to make decisions on its future narrowbody fleet as it studies the Airbus A220, according to the flag-carrier’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.
The Ethiopian Transport Ministry’s interim report on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (ET302) focuses on the role played by a now-redesigned 737 MAX flight control law implicated in an earlier MAX accident as well as inadequate pilot training.
African airlines need support from their respective national governments and must also come together to face the problems confronting the airline industry on the continent, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said Mar. 4.