Ethiopia opened airspace in the Tigray region of the Country

Airspace now open for international and local flights bot not all airports in Tigray region of Ethiopia are not in good shape 

Aviation _ airspace _ Ethiopia

borkena
December 14, 2020 

Ethiopia on Monday announced that the airspace in the Tigray region of the country is now open for international and local flights. 

Ethiopia’s Civil Aviation Authority decision came a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Mekelle where he met with commanders of the Ethiopian Defense Force and Tigray region provisional administration. 

The airspace is open for fights starting December 14 2:00 p.m local time, the authority announced. 

Airports in the Tigray region that are capable of starting service will be open for business. Aksum Airport, which is said to have cost 500,000 million Ethiopian birr, was destroyed during the war between Tigray People’s Liberation Front and Ethiopian Defense Force. According to Ethiopian State media report, TPLF forces deliberately damaged Aksum Airport as part of scorched earth policy after they lost the battle for Aksum city — one of the leading tourist destinations in Ethiopia. 

The airspace was closed after the outbreak of the war on November 4. It was started after the TPLF forces attacked several bases of the northern command in what the party said was a preemptive strike against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. 

Ethiopian Defense Force completed what the government called law enforcement operation in a matter of two weeks taking control of the political center in the region — Mekelle. 

Apart from airspace closure, there has been power and communication blackout in the region for over three years. Banks were closed too. Services have  been restored by this past weekend as part of the normalization effort in the region. 



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3 Responses to "Ethiopia opened airspace in the Tigray region of the Country"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   December 15, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Again, BBC, AFP, Reuters and Al-Jaeeda, where are you? You’re missing the action when a battle is raging in the air over the sky of Tigray as you predicted. O my goodness!!!! 20 War planes, all the new stealth JSF F35’s, of the Ethiopian Air Force were just shot down by Debre’s bamboo stick missiles!!! How did you miss that? You lazy bums!!!

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  2. rezen   December 16, 2020 at 1:03 am

    Subject: “Ethiopia opened airspace in the Tigray region of the Country”

    First and foremost — in the overall picture — it should be recognized that Ethiopia is one of the few ANCIENT independent countries around the GLOBE. As such, its LAND, SEA and AIR must be respected and protected like the so-called “Western Civilized Countries” who believe they have a say on everything.
    It must also be said that Ethiopia too should protect, upkeep and honour its own posture in world political affairs in honour of its BLACK AFRICAN-NESS. We know the negative attitude of the world toward our Continent. I better STOP..

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  3. dem techiwochtenkwayoch   December 16, 2020 at 11:35 am

    ዝነኛው: ኢትዮጵያዊ ittu farda lelochim tenkuwayoch: sick men like you exist only in amhara region . they like to drink blood. You are paid to cry here . 5000 dolars per month is paid to people like you to build the reputation of pp, amhara faoundation. You must eat the ration that us is giving you. after all,Trump , your master , is overlooking the genocide. You cannot change anything even if you dehumanize with your sick minded mentality. Backward. Yesew chinkilat gonder wust kiberu enante habtam tihonalachuh dedeboch suri lebseh yanyeh sew timeseleawleh getochuh eyawareduh silemiyanoruh sidib egnan ye miyakosisen yimeslehal kikiki difin kil

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