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Ethiopian Airlines Enters into Codeshare Agreement with United

United Airlines and the largest airline in Africa have entered into a codeshare agreement effective at the end of the month.Ethiopian Airlines, which already flies a daily nonstop from Addis Ababa to Washington’s Reagan National, is now able to extend its reach in the U.S. while United is able to do the same with connections throughout Africa. Ethiopian actually flies to 83 international destinations across five continents, including 49 cities across Africa

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CEO: Ethiopian Airlines considers Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 777X

Ethiopian Airlines is evaluating the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777X as it considers further widebody order plans, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has confirmed to ATW. “We are evaluating both the Airbus 350-1000 and the Boeing 777X. We have not yet determined the numbers, but we may need up to 20 airplanes,” Gebremariam told ATW Monday. The evaluation started last month and will be finalized after three months, several Ethiopian media outlets are reporting.In the meantime, the Star Alliance carrier is preparing for Airbus A350-900 operations as it is expects to begin taking delivery of its first of 14 of the type from 2016.

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Ethiopian chosen as regional leader

KAMPALA, Uganda - Ethiopian Airlines, along with another 14 aviation enterprises, has been recognised as the best regional carrier in Africa writes JOHN SAMBO. According to a statement issued last week, leaders of the global air transport industry will gather in Washington, DC next month to celebrate this year’s winners of Penton’s Air Transport World 41st Airline Industry Achievement Awards.

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Bank Crackdown Threatens Remittances to Somalia

Somali-Americans could find it much harder to send money back home to friends and family after next week. Merchants Bank of California, which handles 60 to 80 percent of the remittances sent to Somalia from the United States, announced this week that it is dropping the accounts of companies that transfer money on behalf of Somali immigrants in the United States.…

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Ethiopia’s new railway starts in 2016

Ethiopia expects to open a new railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea state of Djibouti in early 2016, a project at the centre of plans to create new manufacturing industries, the head of the state railways said.

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