ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE ASSURES COUNTRY’S AISPACE VERY SAFE AND HIGHLY SECURED

ADDIS ABABA-- Ethiopian Airlines Group has re-assured its customers and general travelling public that Ethiopian airspace remains very safe and highly secured despite an illegal strike by air traffic controllers of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority which began on Aug 21.

The national flag carrier said in a media statement here Monday that it had been working in close coordination with the Authority and volunteer air traffic controllers and ATC instructors, among others, and had successfully supported the Authority to enable it to efficiently and safely manage Ethiopian airspace in line with global standards.

Therefore, Ethiopian Airlines added, its scheduled and unscheduled flights and those of other airlines operating to Ethiopia, had been operating smoothly with high standards of flight punctuality and safety.

Ethiopian noted that its customers did not as a result have any flight delay or cancellation caused by the action of the striking ATCs.

We take this opportunity to thank the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority management, the volunteer ATC experts and all other stakeholders for the successful co-ordination, which enabled our country to continue with business as usual in our airspace management, the airline added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK