Ethiopian Airlines MD comments on Africa strategy

4 January, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines MD international services Esayas WoldeMariam said the airline treats operations within Africa as a whole, rather than separate markets, commenting: "We serve the entire continent as one piece" (The Guardian, 03-Jan-2018). Mr WoldeMariam said: "Not all the routes in Africa are profitable but the routes have little contributions to overall traffic. For one, all the routes in Nigeria are loss making but they have network contribution because we have the largest number of passengers from Nigeria... Without Nigeria in our network, it just doesn't work because that is the largest population and the people are very mobile".