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    Air traffic controller cited He cleared plane to land without having seen it – Zambia Daily Mail

    PRISCILLA CHIPULUNdolaAN AIR traffic controller at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport contributed to wrong landing of an Ethiopian Airlines plane at an airportunder construction by clearing it to touch down despite not seeing the aircraft.According to preliminary investigations by the Civil A viationAuthority (CAA),the pilot of the Boeing 737 aircraft got disoriented when he broke the clouds as he was descending and ended up landing atthe uncompleted Copperbelt International Airport.CAA director general Gabriel Lesa said in an interview that investigations further indicate that the air traffic controllercleared the plane to land when it was not in sight. Mr Lesa said […] More

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    Brazilian National Arrested With $32m Worth Cocaine ⋆ Pindula News

    A second Brazilian national was recently arrested at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport while carrying cocaine valued at US$32 million. Guilherme Sodre Alverez da Silveria (32) was arrested a day after his compatriot, Karoline Silva Mafra (23) appeared in court for possessing the same dangerous drug worth US$1.9 million. Silveria on Wednesday appeared before Harare magistrate Isheunesu Matova charged with possession of cocaine. He is being represented by Knowledge Mayeresera. Matova remanded Silveria in custody to 21 April and advised him to apply for bail at the High Court. Silveria was arrested on 5 April this year by detectives […] More

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    Airlines still avoid SA – but three majors could be flying South Africans before May

    (Getty Images) Most international airlines are still not operating commercial passenger flights to and from South Africa. This is due to ongoing travel bans implemented since the discovery of the 501Y.V2 variant in December 2020. But at least three major airlines are hoping to restart flights to and from the country – carrying South African passengers – this month. For more articles, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. South Africans have very limited international travel options thanks to extended border closures, concerns around new coronavirus variants, and lack of demand. The reopening of South Africa’s borders towards the end of 2020 was supposed […] More

  • China suspends three inbound flights - RwandAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines - over Covid-19 cases
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    China suspends three inbound flights – RwandAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines – over Covid-19 cases

    BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua): China’s civil aviation regulator has announced the suspension of a RwandAir flight, an Ethiopian Airlines flight and a Turkish Airlines flight after several passengers on the routes recently tested positive for Covid-19. Five passengers tested positive on RwandAir flight WB9500 on March 21, and the flight will be suspended for two weeks starting April 5, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Ethiopian Airlines flight ET684 will be suspended for two weeks starting April 12 after five passengers tested positive on the March 23 flight. A total of 14 passengers tested positive on Turkish Airlines […] More

  • Ethiopian On-Time Performance surpasses industry average
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    Ethiopian On-Time Performance surpasses industry average

    Ethiopian Airlines Group has reached 91% On-Time Performance of all global flight departures Ethiopian makes a substantial investment to enhance its customer service On-Time Performance refers to an airline departure or arrival that occurs within 15 minutes of the scheduled time The last three months have been extraordinarily productive in terms of efficiency Ethiopian Airlines Group announced that it has reached 91% On-Time Performance of all global flight departures for the last three months while the industry average stands around 85%. The airline has operated a total of 18,385 flights in January, February, and March in which it has scored […] More

  • Ethiopian Airlines collaborates with IATA to trial Travel Pass
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    Ethiopian Airlines collaborates with IATA to trial Travel Pass

    ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES, Africa’s leading airline is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel. As travel restarts, travelers need accurate Covid-19-related information like testing and vaccine requirements which vary among countries. The IATA Travel Pass initiative helps verify the authenticity of test information presented by travelers which is essential for ensuring the safety of passengers while complying with entry requirements of countries. In future it will also manage vaccine certificates for travel. Ethiopian has gone digital in all of its operations to avoid physical contact and combat […] More

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    Ethiopian Transports Over a Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses from Beijing to Harare

    Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, has transported 1,056,000 doses of COVID19 vaccines in a single flight, it related in a statement sent to 2merkato.com. Ethiopian transported the vaccines in 6 envirotainers from Beijing to Harare via Addis Ababa and arrived in Harare on 31st March 2021. Ethiopian has also transported 300,000 vaccines donated by the Chinese government to Ethiopia. The vaccine delivery flight arrived yesterday at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Regarding the shipment of the vaccines, Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airline Group CEO, said “We have delivered more than one million vaccine doses to Zimbabwe, Harare which is […] More

  • Ethiopian Airlines Named ‘Best International Airline in Nigeria’
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    Ethiopian Airlines Named ‘Best International Airline in Nigeria’

    By Chinedu Eze Ethiopian Airlines has disclosed that it was recently was honoured with the Best International Award at the just concluded Abuja Jabamah Wonders of Nigeria Expo. Receiving the award from the Ambassadors of Trinidad and Tobago Wendell Lago and the Ambassador of Jamaica Esmond Reid, the Traffic and Sales Manager of the airline, Mrs. Senait Ataklet thanked the organisers. She said last year was a difficult year for everyone but Ethiopian Airlines focused on cargo to shore up its fortune. According to Ataklet, the focus on cargo by Ethiopian Airlines saw the airline converting some passenger airplanes into […] More

  • Ethiopian wins best international airline in Nigeria
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    Ethiopian wins best international airline in Nigeria

    ETHIOPIAN Airlines has won the Best International Airline in Nigeria as it Celebrates One year of Freighter Services. Receiving the award from the Ambassadors of Trinidad and Tobago Wendell Lago and the Ambassador of Jamaica Esmond Reid, the airline’s Traffic and Sales Manager, Mrs Senait Ataklet, thanked the organisers. Senait described last year as a difficult year for everyone but Ethiopian Airlines pivoted to cargo to shore up its fortune. According to the organisers of the event,  Jabamah Wonders of Nigeria Expo held in Abuja, Ethiopian Airlines in 2020 was the best performer in Nigeria among the non Nigerian airlines […] More

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    Flights return to Kano airport after bad weather

    Kayode Oyero Published 31 March 2021 Flights have returned to the Kano airport after bad visibility prevented aircraft from landing at the airport earlier in the week, The PUNCH has learnt. Bad weather had on Monday disrupted the itineraries of many top politicians who planned to attend a colloquium to celebrate the 69th birthday of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, in Kano. READ ALSO: UK agency fines Oyakhilome’s channel N65.6m over COVID-19 sermon The dignitaries including Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), […] More

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