Ethiopian carrier front runner in tender for planned Nigerian airline
SEE ALSO :KQ moves to wrap up airport takeoverEthiopian Airlines already has contracts for maintenance work with two Nigeria-based carriers, Arik Air and Medview Airline, he said. In May, Tewolde told Reuters that the airline was in talks with Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea to set up carriers through joint ventures. It aimed to create a new airline in Mozambique that it will fully own, the chief executive said at the time. In June, Ethiopia said it would open its and other firms including the telecoms monopoly up to private domestic and foreign investment, but details have not yet been made public. Tewolde also said that net profit in the 2017/18 financial year rose to Sh23.3 billion from Sh22.9 billion the previous year. Ethiopia’s 2017/18 financial year ended last month. The airline’s operating revenue rose by 43 per cent to Sh370 billion in the 2017/18 financial year.
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