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Ethiopian Strategic Partner, ASKY, To Resume Flights to Free Town, Monrovia and Banjul / To Connect Accra to Ethiopian Newark flights in Lomé

Ethiopian strategic partner, ASKY Airlines, has finalized preparations to resume
services to and from the West African cities of Monrovia, Freetown and Banjul
effective November 1, 2017.

Regarding the service resumption, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde
GebreMariam said, “Air connectivity is a vital component and key driver of economic
development. As an indigenous African Airline, we have always been committed to connect
African states together and with the rest of the world through efficient and seamless network .
In line with our multi-hub strategy in Africa: one brand with multiple products, we are
proud of the successful partnership with ASKY and we have been successfully serving the
needs of passengers travelling within, to and from West and Central Africa through our
Lomé hub. The addition of Free Town, Monrovia and Banjul in our vast intra African
network would provide travellers from these cities added convenience to seamlessly connect to
more than 100 international destination via Ethiopian global network in five continents.
Moreover, in addition to these cities, Accra will be able to connect to Ethiopian flights to
Newark in Lomé, giving Ghanaian travellers convenient connectivity to the New York triState
area.”

ASKY Airlines CEO, Mr. Ahadu Simachew, remarked, ”Resuming our flights to these
West African cities will surely increase our presence in the region. Our passengers will now
enjoy new direct flights between: Cotonou – Niamey, Accra – Monrovia, Accra – Freetown,
Freetown – Banjul, Douala – Libreville. Above all, the strategic partnership with ASKY has
played significant role in enhancing regional cooperation, commerce and people to people
ties.”

Ethiopian also operates at its third hub Lilongwe, Malawi with equity partnership,
technical and management contract with Malawian. Similar strategic partnerships
with a view to form regional hubs and support national carriers are in the pipeline in
many African countries.

The flight schedule is as follows:

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of
operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and
operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the
youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations
across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft
such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter,
Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first
airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become
the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary
Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services;
Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a
multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines
Tel 🙁 251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529
CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com
www.ethiopianairlines.com
www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines
www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

About ASKY
ASKY is the Pan-African airline that was created by regional institutions: the Bank for Investment and
Development (EBID), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the ECOBANK Group. ASKY is a
commercial company under private law and managed by experienced professionals from Africa.
ASKY the Pan African airline currently operates a fleet of 8 New Generation aircrafts, one (1) Boeing 737 – 800, three (3) Boeing 737-700 and four (4) Dash Q-400. ASKY now serves nineteen (19) cities in seventeen (17) countries on the African continent.

ASKY, the Pan African Airline
Inquiries:
Commercial Department
Tel: (228) 22 23 05 10
Email: sales@flyasky.com
Facebook -Twitter: ASKY Airlines.






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