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Ethiopia & Eritrea sign peace deal; ET to buy 20% stake in B8 and start ADD-ASM

Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:25 am

After 20 years in war, Ethiopia & Eritrea have signed a peace agreement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/af ... dff97b6052

UN Security Council: Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal is historic


Ethiopian will resume daily flights to Asmara, and Eritrean will start 3 weekly flights in the same route:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2018/

Ethiopian Airlines next week is resuming service to Eritrea, with the offering of Addis Ababa – Asmara service. First flight is scheduled on 18JUL18, with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (initially filed as 787-8), then switching to 737-800 from 19JUL18, operating on daily basis.

Following schedule effective 19JUL18.

ET312 ADD0900 – 1010ASM 738 D
ET313 ASM1100 – 1210ADD 738 D


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2018/

Eritrean Airlines on Monday (16JUL18) plans to operate service to Ethiopia with Boeing 737 scheduled to operate Asmara – Addis Ababa service. The airline filed 3 weekly flights in the GDS, that sees the airline offering this route 2 days ahead of Ethiopian Airlines’ planned service resumption.

B8708 ASM1200 – 1315ADD 737 146
B8709 ADD1430 – 1545ASM 737 146


And ET is said to take a 20% stake in Eritrean Airlines.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -fana-says

Ethiopia Airlines to Buy 20% Eritrean Carrier Stake, Agency Says


How will this change Eritrean Airlines and ASM? Will those odd routes to MXP be chopped and concentrate on sending PAX via ADD?

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