Ethiopian ripristina i collegamenti con l'Eritrea dopo 20 anni di conflitto

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Ethiopian Airlines says will resume flights to Eritrea's capital on July 17

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines [ETHA.UL] said on Tuesday it would resume flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara on July 17 for the first time in 20 years, a day after the neighbours and longtime foes declared their “state of war” over.

In a historic deal on Monday, the Horn of Africa neighbours agreed to open embassies, develop ports and resume flights, concrete signs of a rapprochement that has swept away two decades of hostility since war erupted over their disputed frontier in 1998.

“With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly countries, we look forward to starting flights to Asmara with the B787,” the firm’s Chief Executive Tewolde GebreMariam said, referring to a Boeing jet.

Monday’s announcement formally ended one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs, a conflict that has destabilised the region and seen both governments funnel large parts of their budgets into security and soldiers.

The 1998-2000 border war killed an estimated 80,000 people. Tens of thousands were also deported, splitting groups that shared bloodlines.

The rapproachment followed a visit to Asmara by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who embraced Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki on the airport runway.
Thousands of Eritreans came onto the streets to cheer them and the two men danced side by side to traditional music from both countries at a dinner that evening.

The deal signed between them on Monday also includes a resumption of phone connections.
Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly Ethio Telecom sent text messages to its subscribers late on Monday, announcing “with happiness” the restoration of phone links.




 

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Splendida notizia! Chissà se un giorno rivedremo il mitico FCO - ASM - ADD di ET... quanti ricordi! Magari questa volta con i diritti di quinta libertà, non come allora che sbarcavano ad ASM di straforo. ;)
 

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Splendida notizia! Chissà se un giorno rivedremo il mitico FCO - ASM - ADD di ET... quanti ricordi! Magari questa volta con i diritti di quinta libertà, non come allora che sbarcavano ad ASM di straforo. ;)
Se queste aperture porteranno ad un effettivo rilassamento politico, basterebbe rilanciare un po' il turismo in Eritrea (che è meravigliosa) per riempire voli dall'Europa.
 

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Se queste aperture porteranno ad un effettivo rilassamento politico, basterebbe rilanciare un po' il turismo in Eritrea (che è meravigliosa) per riempire voli dall'Europa.
Nutro seri dubbi che riempirebbero i voli dall'Europa!
 

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Se Marsa al Alam riempie i voli con un adeguato investimento straniero anche l'Eritrea potrebbe attirare turismo ... e forse più a ragione.
 

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Se Marsa al Alam riempie i voli con un adeguato investimento straniero anche l'Eritrea potrebbe attirare turismo ... e forse più a ragione.
Uhm, insomma. Le Dhalak hanno un clima molto piu estremo del mar rosso settentrionale, inoltre l'acqua è spesso torbida se non torbidissima per via del plancton. Il plancton a volte è addirittura urticante! La fauna selvatica è quasi inesistente e le architetture italiane non bastano a riempire gli aerei
 

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Oltre ai collegamenti aerei, sembra vogliano prendersi anche parte di Eritrean

Ethiopian to acquire Eritrean Airlines equity - report

Unconfirmed reports in the Ethiopian and Eritrean press have claimed Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) intends to acquire a 20% stake in Eritrean Airlines (B8, Asmara).

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Eritrea this past weekend ending years of hostilities between the two countries. At the end of the visit, Abiy signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship with his Eritrean counterpart, Isaias Afwerki, in which they pledged to reopen embassies in each other's countries. Eritrea also pledged to reopen Port Assab to Ethiopian goods while Ethiopian Airlines will start daily Addis Ababa-Asmara flights from July 17 onwards.

On the back of these developments, the official Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) subsequently ran a story, based on Eritrean sources, that Ethiopian Airlines would take a 20% stake in Eritrean Airlines as part of the economic and diplomatic detente.

However, the privately run Addis Standard magazine later reported that no such deal had been struck and that the EPA report had referenced "unreliable sources".

Ethiopian Airlines was not immediately available for comment.

Ch-aviation
 

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Parlando solo di offerta, vent'anni fa volavano su ASM Lufthansa, Saudia, Egypt Air, Yemenia, Ethiopian e Sudan Airways (vado a memoria, ce ne potevano essere altre, ed escludo i tentativi locali). Adesso ci sono Turkish, Fly Dubai, Egypt Air e Tarco Air (quest'ultima mi sembra ottima per il prossimo TR d'avventura). Non ho controllato le frequenze di MS ma è probabile che siano anch'esse calate. Dunque il potenziale di clienti, non fosse altro che per la diaspora, c'è anche senza contare l'espansione del mercato del trasporto aereo nel resto del mondo. Va però aggiunto che un problema grosso all'arrivo di nuove compagnie aeree sono i controlli valutari eritrei.

ET probabilmente punta sul traffico etnico dal Nord America. Non mi soprenderebbe se gli orari dei voli su ASM fossero programmati alla luce di queste coincidenze.
 

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Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmara
Addis Ababa, 10 July 2018
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 18 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. This follows agreements reached in Asmara between H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President H.E. Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea.
The flights will be operated per the following schedule:
Flt no.
Eff. Date
Frequency
Dept. Arp
Dept. Time
Arvl Arp
Arrv Time
Aircraft
Type
ET 0312
18-Jul-18/27 Oct 18
1234567
ADD
9:00
ASM
10:10
All type
ET 0313
18-Jul-18/27 Oct 18
1234567
ASM
11:00
ADD
12:10
All type
Regarding the resumption of flights to Eritrea’s capital, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said:
“We at Ethiopian feel an immense honor and joy to resume scheduled flights to Asmara after 20 years, following the visit to Eritrea by H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly countries, we look forward to starting flights to Asmara with the B787, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, which gives customers unparalleled on-board comfort.
The resumption of air links will play a critical role in boosting the overall political, economic, trade and people-to-people ties between the two sisterly countries.
Thanks to Ethiopian extensive network of more than 114 international destinations in 5 continents, our flights to Asmara will avail best connectivity options to the vast Eritrean Diaspora Community across the world and will boost the flow of investment, trade and tourism into Eritrea.
Very quickly, we plan to operate multiple daily service and to start cargo flights in view of the huge market potential between the two sisterly countries.”
Asmara is the capital and the largest city of Eritrea and is situated in Eritrea's central Maekel Region. It is home to the Eritrean National Museum and is known for its early 20th-century buildings including the Art Deco Cinema Impero, one of the world's finest examples of Art Déco style building, Cubist Africa Pension, eclectic Orthodox Cathedral and former Opera House, the futurist Fiat Tagliero Building, the neo-Romanesque Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, neoclassical Governor's Palace and much more.
About Ethiopian
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 110 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with eight business centers: Ethiopian Regional Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering; Ethiopian Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Aniley Eshetu
A/Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines
Tel :( 251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529
CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com
www.ethiopianairlines.com
www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines
www.twitter.com/flyethiopian
 

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Uhm, insomma. Le Dhalak hanno un clima molto piu estremo del mar rosso settentrionale, inoltre l'acqua è spesso torbida se non torbidissima per via del plancton. Il plancton a volte è addirittura urticante! La fauna selvatica è quasi inesistente e le architetture italiane non bastano a riempire gli aerei
Però, mare a parte, l'eritrea e ricchissima anche sul piano della natura. Pensa alla Dancalia o al nord.
 

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Però, mare a parte, l'eritrea e ricchissima anche sul piano della natura. Pensa alla Dancalia o al nord.
Vero, ma il turismo dei grandi numeri che riempie i famosi aerei per Marsa Alam in Eritrea non ci sarà mai, c’è senz’altro spazio per un turismo più di nicchia, più compatibile con l’ambiente naturale e sociale del paese.

Come direbbe il compianto Caldi, le tariffe promo verranno sicuramente caricate in un secondo momento. Anche perché la concorrenza vola a 500€ o meno
 

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Ethiopian Airlines resumes Asmara service from mid-July 2018
Ethiopian Airlines next week is resuming service to Eritrea, with the offering of Addis Ababa – Asmara service. First flight is scheduled on 18JUL18, with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (initially filed as 787-8), then switching to 737-800 from 19JUL18, operating on daily basis.
Following schedule effective 19JUL18.
ET312 ADD0900 – 1010ASM 738 D
ET313 ASM1100 – 1210ADD 738 D