Ethiopian Airlines named official independence carrier


(eTN) – The government of the Republic of South Sudan has recognized Ethiopian Airlines (ET) as the “Official Carrier for South Sudan’s Independence Celebrations” in a statement released yesterday.

ET, now operating flights not just to Juba but also to the city of Malakal, brought well over 1,000 VIPs and other passengers to Juba in a series of charter flights, besides the regular daily scheduled flight to South Sudan’s capital city.

It is understood that it was also Ethiopian which assisted with ground support at Juba’s International Airport, allowing them to cater to the extraordinary level of flights coming to and leaving Juba over the Independence weekend on July 9, a measure of cooperation clearly valued by the South Sudanese authorities and now suitably rewarded.