Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam Retires

Last week, Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has taken early retirement after more than a decade at the helm. Tewolde Gebremariam, through a correspondence with Reuters, said last Wednesday he had resigned from his position which he held for 11 years, to focus on his medical treatment. He…

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Air Cargo Fleet with Boeing Agreement

Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to buy up to 5 of Boeing's new 777X freighter jets — with the carrier launching the plane during a boom in air cargo. The airline will also become the second carrier to operate the recently launched freighter and Boeing's newest plane whose development has faced…

Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX Returns to the Skies

On Tuesday, Ethiopian Airlines operated its first Boeing 737 MAX flight almost three years after regulators grounded the fleet globally — following two deadly accidents involving the aircraft.  The flight was scheduled for arrival in Kenya but remained within Ethiopia due to weather surrounding the area. Passengers on board the…

Ethiopian Predicts Higher Passenger and Cargo Capacity For 2022

Ethiopian Airlines — Africa's largest carrier — is struggling with its passenger operations,  but the airline could make a full recovery by the end of this year, according to the airline's CEO Tewolde GebreMariam who spoke at a Dubai Expo event on Jan. 11. As the airline emerges from the…

Indonesia Removes Ban On Boeing 737 MAX

On Tuesday, the Indonesian transport ministry lifted its ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, three years following the first deadly crash involving the Indonesian carrier, Lion Air, killing all 189 people on board.  The aircraft was originally grounded by aviation authorities globally — following the second fatal accident in…

Ethiopian Airlines Prepares For Boeing 737 Max Return

Ethiopian Airlines is now laying the groundwork for the return of the Boeing 737 Max. The airline on Monday issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service with the first flight expected on Feb. 1. Ethiopian…

Zambia Airways Launches Flight Operations

Africa's largest airline Ethiopian Airlines announced the final preparation for the launch of Zambia's national carrier — in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC). In the proposed joint venture, Ethiopian Airlines will take a 45 percent stake in the joint venture while Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC)…

Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Formulate 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program

Boeing recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian Airlines that enables the airline to bring cost-saving measures to its maintenance operations with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landing gear exchange program. The new agreement — signed at the ongoing Dubai Air Show — guarantees the availability of 29 landing gear shipsets…

Ethiopian Airlines Renews SabreSonic Agreement With Minimum Commitment of $110…

Ethiopian Airlines and Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Corporation, announced they have renewed their long-standing strategic partnership in passenger management systems for yet another seven-year with a minimum commitment of $110 million. Under the renewed agreement, Ethiopian airlines will continue to use Sabre's passenger service system – SabreSonic – enabling it to…