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Ethiopian News

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:14 pm

"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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RE: Ethiopian News

Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:55 pm

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?
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RE: Ethiopian News

Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:29 pm

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?
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RE: Ethiopian News

Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:35 pm

there is a HUGE Ethiopian and Nigerian population in Atlanta.
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RE: Ethiopian News

Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:40 am

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

Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:23 am

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

Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:12 am

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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