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User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 2185 times:


"Ethiopian Airlines CEO Girma Wake told ATWOnline that the carrier is trying to get permission to fly to Toronto and hopes to fly to New York JFK, Chicago O'Hare and Atlanta. ET's current North American service comprises six-times-weekly flights to Washington Dulles. Wake said the carrier also is considering two more destinations in India and China, where it currently serves five markets combined.

Back in Africa, Ethiopian plans to open its new hub in Lome by October. "We will lease two 737-300s or -400s for this operation and try to fly from Lome to five stations," he said. Opening further hubs on the continent is under discussion, with Lusaka and Harare among the options. ET, which operates 24 Boeing jets and five turboprops, will take delivery of its 12th 767-300ER in about two weeks, with a 13th to follow. It introduce its first 787 in September 2008 and will take a second the following month. "By 2010, I expect to have a total fleet of 30 jets," Wake added."

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User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

ET should not become overambitious in North America. They should first start a daily nonstop to IAD and implement a codeshare to all these other places with UA.
Then they can think of other markets that have big O%D demand to eastern Africa.

Btw: How is they doing on their way into Star?

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Any particular reason why Ethiopian are interested in JFK now as opposed to EWR which they served until a couple of years also?

And ATL seems a bit odd if they are going into Star - or is there a large Ethiopian population there?

Visit the Air Humberside Website and Forum
User currently offlineHazmat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

there is a HUGE Ethiopian and Nigerian population in Atlanta.

User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

OMG! I see Ethiopian is becoming an excellent competitor! Congratulations for the good moves.

User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2495 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Does Ethiopian have 5th freedom rights between Rome-Fiumicino and Washington-Dulles?

us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Quoting Thenoflyzone (Reply 5):
Does Ethiopian have 5th freedom rights between Rome-Fiumicino and Washington-Dulles?

They might, but they don't sell it.

Quoting Dkny (Thread starter):
Back in Africa, Ethiopian plans to open its new hub in Lome by October

Lome? Sounds like a terrible place to set up a hub

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