Ethiopian Airlines reports lack of progress in SAA joint-venture talks

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.

Ethiopian Airlines is making slow progress with talks regarding cooperation with South African Airways (SAA), according to the former’s chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam.

The Addis Ababa-based carrier said in October last year that it was willing to provide “planes, pilots and maintenance services” to ailing SAA as part of a “joint venture” with the country’s government, but noted that it did not wish to take on legacy issues such as debts.

Speaking during a CAPA Live session today, Gebremariam says that talks with South Africa’s government “have been a challenge so far”.

“We are still discussing, but I would say it has not made the expected progress,” he states.

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  1. Well,Mr. Tewe.
    You are dealing with the south Africa of new corrupted generation intoxicated with drugs and alcohol. South Africa is not any more what we used to know, they are the new generation of hate,corruption, drug, alcohol, prostitution, killing, raping, etc….. you name ever bad and devil’s bible they have it. That is why they are dying like flies with covid 19,aids, etc.. more than ever and suffer more than any other African. Mandela left every thing to new generation of thief’s, corrupted official, from poor gato life to billionaire. So Mr. Tew.
    Do not wast you energy to negotiate with human garbage of south Africa corrupted official.

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