Wane Pearce and Tewolde Gebremariam
Oman Air, Ethiopian in code share deal
Muscat, April 2, 2013
Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has entered into a codeshare partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, on the Muscat and Addis Ababa sectors, offering greater choice for customers of the two airlines.
The service will be operated using Ethiopian Airlines aircraft and will build on the airline’s four flights per week between the two cities. It will be marketed by Oman Air.
Wayne Pearce, chief executive officer of Oman Air, said: “We are delighted to be joining hand with Ethiopian Airlines to offer our passengers even greater choice and convenience than ever before.”
“With the signing of this new codeshare, seamless travel via Muscat to Ethiopia from any one of Oman Air’s many destinations across the Middle East, Europe and Asia has become convenient and easy, giving customers even greater opportunities to see the world and to experience Oman Air’s legendary hospitality.
“The codeshare also expands the choice available to those travelling from Ethiopia, who can now fly via Muscat to any one of Oman Air’s 42 global destinations,” he added.
Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO said: “Ethiopian continually works to enhance the connectivity options of its passengers.”
“The codeshare agreement with Oman Air gives our passengers more flight options as well as convenient and hassle free connection to points Ethiopian doesn’t fly directly. It also affords Oman Air customers the benefit of Ethiopian extensive network in Africa currently covering 60 cities on the continent.”
Set at the foot of Mount Entoto, 2,300 metres above sea level, Addis Ababa is often referred to as the ‘capital of Africa’ because of its historical, diplomatic and political significance.
With its wealth of palaces, cathedrals and mosques, as well as Africa’s largest open market, the city is an ideal starting point for the exploration of Ethiopia’s rich and ancient culture. – TradeArabia News Service