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Ethiopian Introduces Global COVID-19 Insurance

Ethiopian Airlines Group has introduced a global COVID-19 medical insurance scheme dubbed "Sheba Comfort" aimed at providing "an extra security measure" to all of its international passengers while ensuring they travel with a peace of mind. Sheba Comfort will cover all international flights booked through Ethiopian tickets, covering medical expenses, repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs. In collaboration with AXA Partners and Awash Insurance Company, the insurance cover will be valid for 92 days for a round trip and 31 days…

Ethiopian Eyeing Stakes in South African Airways

Another day, another rumor that Africa's largest carrier Ethiopian is considering ways to potentially offer support to the insolvent South African Airways with sources familiar with the matter citing talks between Ethiopian Airlines Group eyeing stakes are already in place with the South African government. The long-rumored potential tie-up between…

Ethiopian Airlines 777F Catches Fire In Shanghai

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F caught fire at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday while preparing for a flight to South America, the airline said in a statement. All crews working with the aircraft are reportedly safe. For a time after flights broke out, flights were diverted from Pudong to…

Ethiopian Takes to the Skies Again, Profits During the Pandemic

Africa’s largest airline has been working around the clock during the pandemic, becoming the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and the airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) and as travel restrictions slowly ease out across the globe, Ethiopian is pleased to welcome back air travel with…

African Airlines Are Ailing As Industry Braces for Restart

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has already outlined a roadmap of a proposed temporary layered approach that will help to jump-start air travel around the world. The guidelines are geared at building confidence with the aviation stakeholders to enable reopening of borders and the safe return of passenger flights amid…

Ethiopian Airlines Records Strong Half-Year Profit

Though unaudited, Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) posted strong half-year financial returns in the current fiscal year with Public Enterprises Agency, reporting a $260 million in profit for the 2019-2020 year. $2.1 billion recorded in revenues made it the second most profitable state-owned corporation in Ethiopia. The airline also foresees a gross…

Ethiopian Airlines Close to Airbus A220 Order, May Replace 737…

Africa's largest and most profitable carrier is hoping to finalize its first Airbus A220 order soon. Ethiopian Airlines is reportedly close to a deal for up to 20 Airbus A220 aircraft which could bring more than $1.6 billion to the aircraft manufacturer. Ethiopian Airlines was one of the airlines affected…

Ethiopian Airlines Continues North American Route Expansion, Announces Flights to…

Ethiopian Airlines will grow its North American routes, adding two cities in the continent to its route map. Scheduled to start in June, New York and Houston will see the African carrier launch flights to Addis Ababa via West Africa using Ethiopian's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. First on the list…

Several 737 MAX 8 Operators Begin to Ground Fleets

Even though information is still scarce at this point, Ethiopian’s ill-fated ET302 flight has triggered a series of decisions of aviation authorities and operators regarding the Boeing 737 MAX. The Chinese Aviation Authority requested airlines, under its jurisdiction, to suspend operations of the variant, “in line with the management principle…

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes Following Departure from…

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed after departing from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Flight ET302 to Nairobi, Kenya, had 149 passengers and eight crew representing 33 different nationalities onboard. Ethiopian Airlines confirmed online that the aircraft registration was ET-AVJ, a four-month-old aircraft, which was delivered in November of…