Ethiopian Airlines will be expanding its routs to Asia and the United States of America this year.
Its country manager Genet W. Michael says the airline is working hard to get partnership with many different airlines to increase its reach.
The expansion will see Ethiopian Airlines take passengers to Chennai, India and Houston Texas in the United States in line with its strategic plan.
“We have been signing a lot of commercial agreements and co-share agreements with various airlines around the world, hence the opening of new routes,” she said.
Ms Michael was speaking at an award and dinner event to reward the company’s top selling agents, media partners and their dedicated staff for their continuous support and great contribution in upholding Ethiopian Airlines brand as the leading airline in Africa.
The agents are Satguru travel and tours, Melcom travels, Bindu travels, Yoshiken travels and tours, Happy travel tours, Euro tours, Shivohum travel and tours, GS plaza, Platinum tours and Poza travels.
She commended the travel and tour agents for their immense support to the growth and development of the airline over the years.
She said as an airline they have given the top 10 selling agents packages to visit some of the Ethiopian tourist sites.
Mr Worlanyo Afadzinu, the Country Manager for ASKY Airlines said, “this year our strategy is to partner with other airlines to connect their domestic passengers in the region.”
He said as much as the environment was conducive they would seek cooperation and collaboration to deliver on their promises of improving connectivity.
He revealed last year, ASKY was able to partner with several airlines in serving their clients around the sub-region.
He said they have synchronized their fares and services on Ethiopian Airlines and have continued to develop products and services together, especially the Houston route among others.