Ethiopian Airlines to buy more aircraft and set up more Africa hubs — Quartz


Ethiopian Airlines is proving to be unstoppable in its plans to take over Africa’s skies.

This month, the company announced new aircraft purchases valued at around $332 million to help solidify its domestic and regional reach. The order of the Q400 turboprops will expand its Bombardier fleet to 39 and will help reach underserved markets in Africa, especially those with low traffic density routes and small or challenging airfields.

The state-owned carrier currently operates 96 passenger aircraft and freighters and has more than 60 fleets on order. That essentially makes it Africa’s largest airline, flying to over 20 in-country locations, 58 destinations in Africa, and more than 100 cities in five continents globally. The recent aircraft deals also show the carrier had surpassed its…

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