daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Continental Forums > Africa > East Africa > Ethiopia > Projects & Construction > Economic & Social Issues



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 27th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #421
yosef
Ye Kebele Chairman
 
yosef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,122
Likes (Received): 284

nice ,related story

Ethiopian Airlines CEO visits the soon to be delivered 787



Quote:
It is with great excitement and expectation that Tewolde Gebremariam, chief executive officer (CEO) of Ethiopian, the national flag carrier, visited the manufacturing hub of Boeing 787 Dreamliner, based in Seattle, US. Proud to lead the airline that will see the first delivery of the Dreamliner in Africa, later this year, Tewolde is seen in the picture communicating with officials of Boeing intimately. His visit was meant to assure that the delivery of the airplanes is on track as expected. All of Ethiopia will be proud to receive this game-changing airplane, Tewolde was quoted saying in a press release by Ethiopian. The airline was the first African airlines to order 10 787 Dreamliners in 2005. If it receives its first delivery on time, it will also be the first to operate the ultramodern airplane in Africa.

Fortune
yosef no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old April 27th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #422
yosef
Ye Kebele Chairman
 
yosef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,122
Likes (Received): 284


Ethiopian Airlines anticipates to establish new airline in central Africa

Quote:
The management of Ethiopian Airlines, the leading African carrier, is contemplating to establish a new African carrier in central Africa. A senior executive of the airline told The Reporter that the management was considering to create a new carrier in Central Africa. The executive said the plan is to create a new African airline that would serve south and central Africa. “The airline anticipates to attract potential investors who would invest in the planned airline. South Africa Airways and Egypt Air are considered as potential investors,” the official said. “The detail work plans have yet to be developed.”

Ethiopian holds a 40 percent stake in ASKY, the multinational airline based in Lome, Togo. ASKY, which became operational in 2009, is operated by Ethiopian via a five-year management contract. According to the board of directors of the company, the airline that primarily serves west Africa has become successful. The ASKY network currently covers 19 destinations in 17 countries in West and Central Africa.

read the rest @ Reporter
yosef no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 27th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #423
Yoniii
Registered User
 
Yoniii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,582
Likes (Received): 767

Amazing news, I love the aggressive expansion.
Yoniii no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 28th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #424
abnet
Registered User
 
abnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Atlanta / Addis Ababa
Posts: 1,291
Likes (Received): 335

Thanx Yosef
Ethiopian Airlines acquire the second B737-800NG

Quote:


Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:22 By KALEYESUS BEKELE

- To train 160 pilots on Dreamliner aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines yesterday announced that is had received the second next-generation Boeing 737-800 Sky Interior Aircraft. The airline placed a firm order for 10 of its kind back in December 2009. “As a customer focused airline, we are largely investing on the modernization of our fleet. The new 737-800 Sky Interior aircraft is built with 21st century technology to provide our customers with comfort and style to make air travel an unforgettable experience” said Mr. Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

The new Sky Interior 737-800NG offers several unique features including larger overhead bins. The innovative design allows the bins to hold 48 more bags than the standard overhead bins. Sculpted sidewalls, it provides customers with a feeling of spaciousness while the updated window makes the windows appear larger.

In addition, brighter and longer-lasting LED lighting systems are installed in the aircraft. These are programmed to create the desired effects during flight times, such as a soft blue sky overhead. The cove lighting provides a welcoming feel for customers as they board the aircraft. Intuitive placement of switches and call buttons and speakers above every row of seats to improve sound quality are additional features that enhance the customer’s experience.

The new 737-800 Sky Interior will initially be deployed on Ethiopian flights to the East African tourist destinations such as Mombasa, Nairobi, Dar-Es-Salam as well as Seychelles during day time and to Dubai, Kuwait, Delhi and Bombay at night.

Ethiopian Airlines is the first carrier in Africa to purchase state-of-the art Boeing 777-200LR with five of its kind in the fleet. The Airline will also receive Africa’s first 787 Dreamliner in summer 2012. Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airplane with less fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to other similar sized airplanes.

Ethiopian Airlines, the first African airline to operate the 787, has trained eight pilots on the 787 Dreamliner at the Boeing Flight Services campus located at Gatwick, London. Additional batches of trainees are conducting 787 training in the same facility. Ethiopian will train a total of 160 pilots on the Dreamliner out of which 80 are captains and 80 are first officers.

Boeing has been granted approval by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide flight training for pilots preparing to operate the new Boeing 787. With 787 training, pilots can transition to the new airplane in five to 20 days, depending on previous pilot experience. Boeing 777 pilots can qualify to fly the 787 in as little as five days, given the high level of commonality between the two airplane types.

“This is an important milestone in the history of Ethiopian Airlines,” said Captain Desta Zeru, senior vice president of Flight Operations for Ethiopian Airlines. “Our pilots are now qualified as the first African pilots to fly the 787.

"We are proud to support Ethiopian Airlines as they grow their business with the 787 Dreamliner," said Roei Ganzarski, chief customer officer, Boeing Flight Services. "World class training for a world class airplane is part of the Boeing Edge we work hard to provide to our customers."

The Boeing 787 flight training program uses an innovative suite of training devices including a full-flight simulator, flight training device and desktop simulation station to ensure that pilots are ready to fly the Dreamliner.




http://www.thereporterethiopia.com/N...-interior.html
abnet no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2012, 08:24 AM   #425
Skyliner123
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,180
Likes (Received): 596

Skyliner123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2012, 03:26 AM   #426
DZman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 271
Likes (Received): 41

this is the new plane the Ethiopian Air lines ordered














J/k
DZman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #427
qweads
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 72
Likes (Received): 4

South African News

Ethiopian Airlines ignores turbulence to focus on growth

With no hope of a bail-out if it fails, it is capitalising on its position as a hub for fast-growing markets, writes Nicky Smith

NICKY SMITH
Published: 2012/05/15 07:21:27 AM

IGNORING the furious winds buffeting the global aviation industry, 66-year-old Ethiopian Airlines is investing more than $2,6bn to ensure it capitalises on its location and the ever-increasing interest in Africa from emerging-market giants such as China, India and Brazil.

Ethiopian will be the first African carrier to bring the new-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner into service in August.

The Dreamliner will be used on the Addis Ababa-Johannesburg route daily, while at night it will travel between Addis and Guangzhou, China’s third-largest city, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said in an interview in Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia, last week.

Ethiopian’s circumstances could not be more different from those of South African Airways (SAA), which is expected to report a net loss for the financial year to March 31.

SAA, which falls under the Department of Public Enterprises, reported a shaky profit of R782m for the 2011 financial year. A close look at the year-on-year comparison of its income statement shows this is largely due to currency conversion gains. In February, SAA chairwoman Cheryl Carolus told Parliament the airline would need an injection from the government of as much as R6bn.

Ms Carolus argued the money was not another bail-out, which has become a recurring theme at the carrier. The request for between R4bn and R6bn is the latest in a string of handouts for which the airline has approached the state. In 2009 it received an injection of R1,6bn after asking for R5,2bn from the Treasury.

Two years before that, SAA received R1,3bn. SAA famously lost R6bn on fuel hedges in 2003. The government was later required to provide it with R7bn in guarantees and its former parent company, Transnet, gave it a cash injection of R6,1bn to keep the airline solvent.

The department has argued SAA has never been adequately capitalised to the extent that it is able to compete commercially.

While Ethiopian has an advantage over SAA because of its position on the Horn of Africa, it faces the same problems of high oil prices, the continued dominance of Gulf carriers such as Emirates and Etihad, and depressed economic conditions.

SA is a long-haul destination, which counts against it due to the amount of fuel it must burn.

Ethiopian, by contrast, is building on its location, where traffic between Asia, Africa and Brazil intersects. New destinations are being introduced to maximise the benefit of the hub service it operates out of Addis Ababa. It will start its service to São Paulo in December.

"If you draw a line between India, Brazil and Africa, we are in the middle. We have to take advantage of that and grow our market in order to survive," Mr Gebremariam said.

The government has been clear that the airline will not get any government money and has to run as a commercial concern. To meet its vision of "fast, profitable and sustainable growth", Mr Gebremariam said Ethiopian had a "heavy order book".

Over the next three to five years it plans to take delivery of 10 Dreamliners, with the first set for August and four more next year. The "ticket price" of each Dreamliner is $100m. Funding is coming from internal sources and "partly from the banks", Mr Gebremariam said.

The International Air Transport Association, which represents the bulk of the world’s airline industry, forecast in March that African airlines would post a cumulative $100m loss this year. Globally, the industry is expected to have a net profit margin of 0,6% as a result of the higher fuel prices and depressed demand.

Ethiopian is also buying six Boeing 777 freight carriers, 10 737-800s, five Bombardier Q400s and has 12 Airbus A350 wide-body, long-range carriers on order. Delivery of these will start in 2017.

"We have to run like a private enterprise. Our growth must be fast to capture the opportunity of the new markets, but it must also be profitable and sustainable so that we can pay the banks," Mr Gebremariam said.
qweads no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #428
lady gaga
A Flyist
 
lady gaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Khartoum {Sudan} l Dammam {KSA}
Posts: 14,389
Likes (Received): 391

Its official guys!!!!!!

Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Toronto Service from July 2012
2


Ethiopian Airlines starting 16JUL12 is launching service to Addis Ababa – Toronto route, on board Boeing 777-200LR aircraft twice a week. Toronto is Ethiopian’s 2nd North American destination, and is the first East African carrier to operate service to Canada.

Reservation begins today (17MAY12) with following schedule:

ET502 ADD2230 – 0340+1FCO0440+1 – 0740+1YYZ 77L 15
ET503 YYZ1015 – 0715+1ADD 77L 26

Outbound flight operates via Rome as technical stop.
__________________
Wishing for a better future heads all up #Sudan #Africa
lady gaga no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #429
Skyliner123
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,180
Likes (Received): 596

Yiesssssssss..............!!!!!!!!!!
Skyliner123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2012, 06:05 PM   #430
JuicyQ
Las Vegas :P
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Somewhere....
Posts: 116
Likes (Received): 56

Finally, long overdue and the departure + arrival times are excellent!

Last edited by JuicyQ; May 18th, 2012 at 06:11 PM.
JuicyQ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2012, 12:58 AM   #431
Addiscity
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 24
Likes (Received): 0

That is Awesome!
Addiscity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2012, 01:41 AM   #432
Addiscity
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 24
Likes (Received): 0

Ethiopian Airline housing development

so how many destination are they flying to now?

Last edited by Addiscity; May 21st, 2012 at 01:58 AM.
Addiscity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2012, 01:57 AM   #433
Addiscity
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 24
Likes (Received): 0


Last edited by Addiscity; May 21st, 2012 at 02:06 AM.
Addiscity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 02:45 AM   #434
Skyliner123
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,180
Likes (Received): 596

Addiscity,

very very nice....!!!!!
















Last edited by Skyliner123; May 22nd, 2012 at 02:52 AM.
Skyliner123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:34 AM   #435
Yoniii
Registered User
 
Yoniii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,582
Likes (Received): 767

Nice, I almost wish EA went into real estate as well.
Yoniii no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 04:11 PM   #436
yosef
Ye Kebele Chairman
 
yosef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,122
Likes (Received): 284

nice pics Addiscity, and thanks for the posts Skyliner.
yosef no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 05:29 PM   #437
Ras Siyan
Jamhuuriyada Jabuuti
 
Ras Siyan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Djibouti
Posts: 4,672
Likes (Received): 305

EA into real estate? Great!
Ras Siyan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:40 PM   #438
lady gaga
A Flyist
 
lady gaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Khartoum {Sudan} l Dammam {KSA}
Posts: 14,389
Likes (Received): 391

That's nice welcome back Yosef
__________________
Wishing for a better future heads all up #Sudan #Africa
lady gaga no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #439
lady gaga
A Flyist
 
lady gaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Khartoum {Sudan} l Dammam {KSA}
Posts: 14,389
Likes (Received): 391

Great news!

Ethiopian Airlines to Resume Hargeisa Service from June 2012

Update at 1000GMT 24MAY12

Ethiopian Airlines starting 10JUN12 is resuming service to Hargeisa in Somalia, where it’ll operate daily service on board Dash8-Q400 aircraft.

Schedule:

ET318 ADD0800 – 0930HGA DH8 246 ET308 ADD1530 – 1700HGA DH8 x246

ET309 HGA1000 – 1130ADD DH8 246 ET319 HGA1730 – 1900ADD DH8 x246

My somali friend was so excited when he saw this news now after ET launched flights to Dammam and Now to Hergeisa now he can connect easily through Addis Ababa I'm ao excited for him because he had never visited Somalia
__________________
Wishing for a better future heads all up #Sudan #Africa
lady gaga no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2012, 06:56 PM   #440
venezian
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Addis Ababa | Los Angeles
Posts: 158
Likes (Received): 26

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne...-african-trail

Quote:
For Ethiopian Airlines, winning a reputation as a world-class airline hasn’t come easy in a continent not known for its commitment to service or stellar safety record. Seemingly against all odds, it has managed to do just that, all the while expanding its fleet to 48 aircraft and its route network to 83 international and domestic destinations. With 43 airplanes on firm order, Ethiopian Airlines has laid a foundation that might indeed make it the continent’s flag carrier to watch in the next*decade
.
venezian no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu