Ethiopian Airlines still aims to increase its passenger traffic

Ethiopian Airlines plans to increase its passenger numbers by 30% during the second quarter of 2024. This increase represents approximately 4.1 million additional travelers, aiming to transport a total of nearly 18.1 million people during this period. This impressive figure follows the already robust performance of the previous year, when the company carried fourteen million passengers.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mesfin Tasew Bekele, however, still faces major challenges, including waiting for crucial deliveries of planes that play a central role in achieving these ambitious goals. The delay in receiving these new devices could potentially hamper the company’s growth plans.

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Currently, the Ethiopian company has an impressive fleet of 146 aircraft, making it the largest fleet in Africa. In addition, the African air transport giant is awaiting the arrival of 70 new planes, ordered from Boeing and Airbus.