Ethiopian offers Air Zimbabwe partnership deal
Addis Ababa, February 10, 2019 (FBC) – The biggest airline in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), has offered Air Zimbabwe a lucrative partnership deal that will see the airline bringing planes, train pilots and also assist the national airliner to become an aircraft maintenance hub in SADC region.
This was revealed when Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Mr Tewolde Gebremarian paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today.
Ethiopian Airlines is the biggest airline in Africa and it won the best African airline last year.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo told journalists after the meeting that Ethiopian Airlines which is already flying into Zimbabwe is eager to get into a partnership deal with the national carrier Air Zimbabwe.
“They are also prepared to support the organization for maintenance so that Zimbabwe becomes a hub of maintenance of aircraft just like Addis is. They would do that together with maintenance people of Air Zimbabwe and so that we can get a clear partnership which would then fly the Air Zimbabwe routes in code, sharing with Air Zimbabwe colours and they will fly all over the world using that particular agreement,” he said.