Ethiopian Airlines, exclusively owned by Ethiopian government is planning to expand its operations in India. The aviation industry of Africa is all set to add more of planes for passengers as well as private upgrade aircraft. The airline is currently in talking terms with Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India.
The airlines have a travelling schedule of each day from the capital city, Addis Abbas to Delhi and Mumbai on a daily basis. Both the countries have signed a pact altogether so as to grant permit between national careers increasing the repetitive order of weekly flights entitled from 21 aircraft to 28 in numbers. Also, the airlines is a star alliance member having a pact of code sharing in similar ways.
According toTewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines,We are looking forward to launch flight operations to Chennai from Ethiopia. We are keenly looking at flying passengers from Chennai.Air India is our Star Alliance member and we have contributed a lot for India because of our long time association. We are now looking to expand the alliance (code share with Air India),
Being a part of 27 members international airline club, the airline had to cut off Kolkata in results of Bangalore as a point of call. Further, it added domestic destinations like Jaipur, Kolkata and Pune.Code-sharing of flights allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence, as stated in Press Trust of India (PTI).
International Air Transport Association theoretically opined that the traffic grew by 19.4% till January and June in 2015-16, which eventually marked the highest growth rate in all over world outstripping China and U.S. Ethiopia’s civil aviation sector is planning to introduce Boeing Dream-liner (787 – 800) providing service to daily flight passengers from Delhi to Ethiopia.In its bid to attract more Indian fliers, the airline has employed chefs who cater to the Indian taste on its flights to and from Addis Ababa.
Round the globe, it serves 111 countries which include 91 international destination providing A-rated facilities through 68 Boeing aircraft making it one of the most profitable air carrier in Africa.
Apart from passenger aircraft services domestic and internationally specifically in India, it is planning to provide cargo services in metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmadabad.