ACC Aviation has announced an agreement with national flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines to be the exclusive agent for its charter and leasing capacity in Europe.

Ethiopian recently took delivery of its 100th aircraft, becoming the first airline in Africa’s history to operate a fleet of this size.

The agreement encompasses an A350, as well as B787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners based a Heathrow, Barcelona, Oslo, Geneva, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino. The 787-8 will also be available from Manchester starting in November.

Richard Smith, director of charter at ACC Aviation, commented: “The working relationship between ACC Aviation and Ethiopian has gone from strength to strength over the past year and this agreement signifies the close nature of our partnership. We are delighted to have been selected to represent Ethiopian’s interests in Europe and I am in no doubt that this collaboration will prove highly beneficial as we continue to identify suitable charter and leasing opportunities for Ethiopian’s modern fleet in the European market.”

Busera Awel, CCO at Ethiopian Airlines, added: “While Ethiopian has long years of experience in leasing and charter operations across the globe with customers and partners worldwide, this partnership with ACC Aviation will create the opportunity to significantly expand our service offering within Europe and beyond. Moreover, we are very excited to have the opportunity to demonstrate our team’s efficiency in the areas of customer service, dispatch reliability and safety.”;

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