Ethiopian Airways has announced that it plans to buy new regional jets in the next month or so as it prepares to relaunch Zambia Airways. Ethiopian Airlines agreed in January to take a 45 percent stake in the new Zambia Airways, with flights likely to start in October. Mr. GebreMariam said Zambia Airways is meant to initially serve national and regional destinations before embarking on international flights. He also revealed that Ethiopian Airways has also signed an outline accord to establish new national carrier Chad Airlines with a 49 percent holding. The new initiatives are aimed at consolidating its lead over rivals Kenya Airways Plc and South African Airways.
Source: Ethiopian News May 16, 2018 03:46 UTC