Ethiopian Helping to Launch New African Airline


An Ethiopian 737-800 in Nairobi (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized agreements with the government of Chad for the launch of a new national carrier for Chad, Chadian Airlines. The new airline will become the national flag carrier of Chad and be jointly owned by the government of Chad and Ethiopian Airlines, the national flag carrier of Ethiopia. Ethiopian has a 49 percent stake in the joint venture while the Government of Chad retains 50 percent.

Ethiopian Airlines is a Star Alliance member and one of the largest and most profitable airlines on the African continent flying to destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The airline has also worked with other government entities in Africa to help establish new airlines. In 2014,…

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