Currently regarded as the continent’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines is inspiring other airlines to enter into joint ventures with it to benefit from its expertise. This is the case of a recently announced joint venture with the DRC.
Air Congo, the new airline in the making, the result of a joint venture between Ethiopian Airlines and the DRC, is expected to start operations in early December with a fleet of 10 aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam (pictured) revealed this in an interview published by Sam Chui Aviation & Travel.
“We have just signed an agreement with the DRC government which owns 51% of the airline, and 49% is ours. The fleet will include DHC-8-Q400s, Boeing B737s and two B787s ”.