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Ethiopian Airlines Gambles With its Hardwon Brand Equity by Continuing to Fly to China

Ethiopian Airlines' decision to continue operating direct flights to China amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak threatens to erode the airline's hardwon brand equity. While 59 other carriers from 44 different countries have all grounded their flights to China, Ethiopian Airlines

Tweet of the Day: Fear That Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport Will Become a Coronavirus Hub

Kenya native Aly-Khan Satchu is the CEO of Nairobi-based investment advisory firm Rich Management Ltd and a popular commentator on African economic and political issues. On Twitter, Satchu has more than ...

Pressure Mounts on Ethiopian Airlines to Halt Flights to China

Ethiopian Airlines appears to be stubbornly holding on to its flight operations between China and Addis Ababa, while almost all other African carriers have halted flights to China due to the spiraling coronavirus epidemic. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's largest airline, operating daily flights to five Chinese cities, ...

Africa’s Main Gateway to China Ramps Up Coronavirus Checks

With multiple daily flights between China and Africa, Bole International airport in Addis Ababa is a key frontline outpost in the effort to help stop a full-blown outbreak in Ethiopia and Africa at large. Health officials at the airport were a bit slower than others to implement ...

Across the Continent, African Authorities on High Alert for Coronavirus

African health authorities across the continent are now actively screening passengers at key ports of entries, particularly international airports, to screen passengers for the flu-like symptoms that highlight the deadly coronavirus that has infected thousands in China and killed several dozen people.

Africa Braces for the Arrival of the Wuhan Coronavirus

A number of governments across the continent are proactively ramping up temperature screenings at ports of entry and proactively starting to issue public communications to reassure their publics that, so far, the virus has not made landfall. The glaring exception, though, ...

Zimbabwe Takes Delivery of Used B777 With Hopes to Launch New Direct Flights to China

A Boeing 777 from Kuala Lumpur landed at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare this week and brought with it the hope that Zimbabwe can revive its national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe. This is the first of two 777-200s that Zimbabwe purchased for $16.5 million apiece ...

Nigeria is Right to be Worried About the Wuhan Coronavirus

Nigeria Center for Disease Control Director General Chikwe Ihekweazu is doing his best to reassure constituents that his team is closely following the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China and monitoring to see if it makes its way all the over to Nigeria.

Ethiopian Airways Set to Start Three New Direct Flights to China in 2020

Africa's leading national flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, is in the final stages of regulatory approval to launch a trio of new direct routes between its hub in Addis Ababa and major Chinese trading cities. Once it receives the go-ahead from the ...
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