Ethiopia: Ethiopia Airlines Wins Race to Partner Ghana for Home-Based Carrier
Ethiopian Airlines has been selected because the strategic partner for the proposed new home-based carrier.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the ET’s headquarters to signify government’s undertaking to utilize ET in establishing a fresh home-based flag carrier.
Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, signed with respect to the
Government while Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopia’s CEO signed the MoU with respect to the airline.
A final agreement is likely to be signed before Christmas. Year the airline can be likely to start flying early next.
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The need to set up a new home-based carrier following the collapse of Ghana Airways–a fully state-owned entity–and the next collapse of Ghana International Airlines, established with private sector participation following the collapse of Ghana Airways, is due to growth in the sector experienced on the continent and the industry’s future potential.
Huge investments in on-ground infrastructure, such as for example expansion of the Arrival Hall of Terminal 2 and construction of Terminal 3 at the Kotoka AIRPORT TERMINAL (KIA), construction of a fresh terminal building at the Kumasi Airport, expansion of the Tamale Airport, reconstruction of the Wa construction and airport of a fresh airport in the Volta regional capital Ho, all require a home-based carrier, that will concentrate on operating domestic and regional routes before dealing with all of those other global world is set up.