Ethiopian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Lemma Yadecha Gudeta believes the Nigeria Air joint venture (JV) “will happen” despite political setbacks that have stalled the start-up airline.
Months back, Ethiopian positioned a Boeing 737-800 in Nigeria Air livery to Abuja to perform a route-proving flight as a final step toward securing an air operator certificate. But then the process stalled.
“It was almost a done deal,” Gudeta told Aviation Daily during a one-to-one interview in London. “But there was a change of government, and the new authorities in Nigeria wanted to look into how the agreements were made.”
Source : Aviation