It has yet to specify which aircraft types it would use for the flights, but CEO Tewolde Gebremariam stated that he expects to have a requirement for jets seating between 10 and 20 passengers.
Also still to be determined are the terms under which the flights would be offered and whether they would operate on a scheduled or ad hoc charter basis. “We hope to finalize the business plan in the near future,” Gebremariam said.
Addis Ababa is the headquarters for the African Union, which is a significant generator of airline traffic. Ethiopian Airlines currently has a fleet of 76 aircraft, most of them Boeings. It has 42 more aircraft on order, among them 14 Airbus A350-900s.
(Kaleyesus Bekele - AINOnline News)