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Ethiopian & GIA Partnership Delayed  
User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Looks like ET is still trying to set up it's hub in accra.

"The long awaited partnership and Ethiopian Airlines Hub and Ghana International Airlines (GIA) Limited, has been delayed for another six months.

Tewolde G. Mariam, Executive Officer of Marketing and Sales told Capital that the partnership, which was due to be finalized in April, has been delayed due to management reshuffling at GIA.

Ethiopian Airlines and GIA had agreed in 2005 for Ethiopian to set up its West Africa Hub at Accra, in a partnership that would see the two carriers working together in terms of management and technical support. "

http://www.capitalethiopia.com/archi...elebrates%2060th%20anniversary.htm

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User currently offlineEthiopian787 From Ethiopia, joined Jan 2006, 52 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Selam Dkny!

Isn't ET already a shareholder in GIA? So what is the partnership thing? Can anyone from Ghana shade light on this?

Cheers!



"We 'invented' the hostesses 3000 years before they invented the Boeings"
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Selam folks,
If I were to deal with GIA now, based on what we read in the media (unfortunately, I do not have any other source), I would not even touch it with an electric pole, let alone buy into it or have any sort of agreement with it. So much has been said and the level of drama is worthy of an Oscar award.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4897 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

My prediction:

There will be no codeshare, there will never be a true ET hub in ACC and G0 will likely will fold in under the cloud of corporate corruption/theft and missed fuel/lease/landing fees.

Am I being too cynical?

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

well the LONG specualted ADD-ACC-usa might be coming soon.
According to a article i read GIA will anounce its new destination withing weeks(on Ghanaweb.com).. Probably Dusseldorf then Jnb



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offline757ops From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

I was at LGW the other day and was talking to a manager at Aviance, G0's handling agent and it seem there are a lot of cancellations and delays due to owed money to Fueling companies etc... how can they be in such a mess already?! I also heard that load factors are as low as 10pax per flight! come on G0 get it together you have a huge market!

User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 4):
well the LONG specualted ADD-ACC-usa might be coming soon.

I may be mistaken, but I thought that was why ET leased the 744's. According to ATWonline, they are receiving those a/c this year.

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Quoting 757ops (Reply 5):
a lot of cancellations and delays due to owed money to Fueling companies etc

www.accra-mail.com/mailnews.asp?id=16512



One Life, Live it.
User currently offline757ops From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 6):
I may be mistaken, but I thought that was why ET leased the 744's. According to ATWonline, they are receiving those a/c this year.

The 744's are mainly to increase capacity on the Dubai, Lagos and Luanda routes, and also to China on the PEK, CAN and HKG routes


User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting 757ops (Reply 8):
The 744's are mainly to increase capacity on the Dubai, Lagos and Luanda routes, and also to China on the PEK, CAN and HKG routes

Does ET route ALL of their CAN and HKG flights via BKK? I almost flew ET BKK-HKG last year. Do you know how well ET does with their 5th freedom rights on these routes?

WolrdXplorer


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

When are the 744s coming to ET?

User currently offlineTrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

I'll make a prediction here that the 744's are one more example of an announced move the ET does not follow through on.

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 10):
When are the 744s coming to ET?

I see 744 on DXB and LOS routes as of June 4, per Sabre. I also see June 9 to Luanda (which appears to be sold out), and Brazzaville/Kinshasa as of June 14. Have not seen any pics however, and you can imagine what the anticipation is doing to me ...


User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Quoting TrevD (Reply 11):
I'll make a prediction here that the 744's are one more example of an announced move the ET does not follow through on.

Can you please give me examples of announcements ET made and did not follow through. By the way ET has yet to announce they have leased 744's. It was announced here on A.NET by A.NET members.

Quoting ETStar (Reply 12):
I see 744 on DXB and LOS routes as of June 4, per Sabre. I also see June 9 to Luanda (which appears to be sold out), and Brazzaville/Kinshasa as of June 14. Have not seen any pics however, and you can imagine what the anticipation is doing to me ...

Selam ETStar.

I can't wait to see the 744 in ET colors here in ADD.


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting Dkny (Reply 13):

Can you please give me examples of announcements ET made and did not follow through. By the way ET has yet to announce they have leased 744's. It was announced here on A.NET by A.NET members.

True, unannounced by airline, but reported by Air Transport World on May 2nd as Girma Wake saying "The carrier also will wet-lease two Air Atlanta Icelandic 747-400s later this year for flights from Addis Ababa to the US and Asia" (http://atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=4922).

Looking up some of ET's flights, I already see the above noted flights as operated by a 747, although no sight of any to the US.


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1588 times:

Quoting Dkny (Reply 13):
Can you please give me examples of announcements ET made and did not follow through. By the way ET has yet to announce they have leased 744's. It was announced here on A.NET by A.NET members.

There was a recent press release indicating new service to Juba. The press release has been taken off the ET website.


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 15):
There was a recent press release indicating new service to Juba. The press release has been taken off the ET website.

Also off the scheds. Don't know whether put on hold or axed all together.


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

ET seems to have completely changed their summer schedule. EBB-NBO daily? What is that all about? Can they really compete with KQ's multiple dailies?

User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

An ET/GIA partnership is one of the better ideas for African air travel: It would provide great connections in both West and East Africa and reasonable connections to Southern Africa.

Short sightedness by the expected participants may end up killing a great idea. If they don't do it now, they may lose the lead and never have the opportunity to do so.


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 17):


ET seems to have completely changed their summer schedule. EBB-NBO daily? What is that all about? Can they really compete with KQ's multiple dailies?

ET as noted lately is on a very ambitious drive to expand its services, and doing the EBB-NBO run is yet another example of what it's up to. KQ definitely has a monopoly on the NBO-EBB/BJM/KGL routes, and it seems that ET is making good use of the idling aircraft to go after such opportunities.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Isn't the government of Ghana meddling in the operations of GIA? As in forcing out some of their officers?
If this is indeed the case, I am not surprised by this sad delay.

So much potential.....



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