Why We Chartered Ethiopian Airlines Aircraft – Nigerian Air Acting MD Confesses (www.naijanews.com)

Why We Chartered Ethiopian Airlines Aircraft – Nigerian Air Acting MD Confesses


Dapo Olumide, has explained why an aircraft was chartered from Ethiopian Airlines for the unveiling of Nigerian Air with a Nigerian logo. window.arieswindow.arieswindow.aries.v1window.aries.v1commandsconst arieswindow.aries.v1aries.commands.push(()>const zoneId’7707’const anchordocument.getElementById(‘vidverto7f2fbdc6af842a38f92a9ffb28a5d738’)anchor.removeAttribute(‘id’)aries.mount(zoneId,anchor,width720,height405,)))()>

Recall that Ethiopian Airlines ownership of the Boeing 737800 series aircraft flown into Abuja from Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on May 26 made the news shortly after the unveling ceremony of Nigeria Air.

The aircraft was said to have taken off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at 955 am on May 26 and landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 1243 p.m.

Speaking shortly after the aircraft landed, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, expressed delight that after a very long, tedious, daunting and difficult path, the project had taken off.

The said Nigerian Air was later unveiled with registration ETAPL at the General Aviation Terminal of the Abuja airport.

The development, however, was received with mixed reactions among Nigerians, Naija News reports.

Subsequent findings revealed that the aircraft flew for its original airline up till four days before it was brought to Nigeria.

It was again gathered that it embarked on a trip from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv in Israel.

The flight history obtained fromFlightradar, a popular flight tracking website, revealed that the aircraft operated between Tel Aviv and Mogadishu, Somalia, still on May 21, 2023.

On 20th May, it operated both Mogadishu in Somalia and Beirut on 20th May while the previous day, it also serviced Beirut, the capital of Lebanon.


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