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Ethiopian Airlines and Zela Aviation agree to collaborate on ACMI and charter businesses


Over the next few months, the two companies hope to strengthen their partnership as they jointly realize their business goals of supplying more capacity to the European market from Athens for ad hoc short-term charters as well as ad hoc ACMI needs in the market.

Zela Aviation announces that it strategically agrees with the Ethiopian Airlines to promote ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) and Charter Availability of a 737-8 MAX unit during the Athens (ATH) Layover. Zela Aviation and Ethiopian Airlines will work closely to capitalize on the available market by using the airline’s plane layover.

Ethiopian four weekly flights to Athens are operated by the B737-8 MAX. This modern Ethiopian aircraft has a capacity of 16C & 144Y passengers. The B737-8 MAX boasts a state-of-the-art interior with spacious cabins ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for passengers offering an efficient and cost-effective solution for short to medium haul routes in Europe or Middle East.

Ethiopian Airlines, the national flag carrier of Ethiopia and the leading airline in Africa is based in Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa. Founded in 1945, Ethiopian Airlines is member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest global airline alliance. Ethiopian is equipped with a fleet of more than 147 aircraft and more than 100 on order, ranging from Q400s to B737 MAX, B777-300 ER’s, Dreamliners to Airbus. Ethiopian is also the 4th largest airline worldwide by numbers of countries served.

Zela Aviation, since establishment in 2006, has been active in the field of aircraft wet / dry leasing, chartering and aircraft sales maintaining offices in Cyprus, Greece and the United Kingdom. Zela Aviation has and remains to provide a range of services for its clients located in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Its leading position, track records throughout the years, and complemented by its very well – trained staff, make Zela Aviation a solid and reliable partner worldwide.

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