July 22, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has welcomed French delegation led by French minister of economy & finance, Bruno Le Maire on July 22.
A discussion was also held at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters between the delegation and Ethiopian Airlines executive management on the areas of partnerships and cooperation between the airline and French companies.
Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, "It is a special privilege and honour for us to meet with Bruno in our headquarters and we highly appreciate his visit. We, at Ethiopian Airlines, are very happy on our partnership with the French Government and various French global companies like Airbus, Safran, Thales, ADPI (Air Port De Paris International) etc.We are working together to expand our partnership to the next level. Our Airbus fleet is growing very fast with twelve A-350 in service and 12 on order. We are also evaluating other airplane models from Airbus. The recent addition of the beautiful City of Marseille to our fast-growing network of 121 international destinations is also a very strong sign of a growing relationship between Ethiopia and France."
The discussion also covered areas of cooperation and partnership in airport expansion, duty free facilities and in-flight entertainment, among others.
On July 2, Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its service in France with the launch of flights to Marseille, its second destination in France.