Airspace remains safe says Ethiopian Airlines

Airspace remains safe says Ethiopian Airlines


Following the recent strike of air traffickers in different parts of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines Group, says Ethiopian Airspace remains very safe and highly secured even after the illegal strike of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Air Traffic Controllers.

The largest aviation group in Africa and number 24 in the world “reassured its customers and the general travelling public that the airspace is safe.”

“Since August 21, when the illegal strike started, Ethiopian Airlines has been working in close coordination with the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and the volunteer air traffic controllers, ATC instructors and ATC controllers that it brought from other sister African countries,” said Ethiopian Airlines.

Following the notice of the strike, on August 25, 2018 the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has said, “The illegal strike notice should not be allowed to disrupt international and domestic air transport which is an essential public service.”

“And to this effect, The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority condemns this illegal strike notice in the strongest possible words. We would like to call upon our hard working and committed air traffic controllers to disregard the planed illegal strike and continue with their normal and regular services to their customer airlines and the general travelling public,” the Authority said in its statement published on it ECAA’s FB page.

Today Ethiopian Airlines said: “It is successfully supporting the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority to enable the latter to efficiently and safely manage the Ethiopian airspace in line with global standards. As a result, all Ethiopian Airlines scheduled and unscheduled flights and other airlines operating to/from Ethiopia have been operating smoothly with high standards of flight punctuality and safety.”

Ethiopian stated that it did not have any flight delay or cancellation caused by ATC.

“In fact, we are happy to announce that taxi-in, taxi-out and flight arrivals efficiency has improved significantly in the week under ATC strike. We take this opportunity to thank the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority management, the volunteer ATC experts and all other stakeholders for the successful coordination, which enabled our country to continue business as usual in our airspace management.” ET said, in its press statement.