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Ethiopian Airlines reacts to allegation by CNN

“Ethiopian Airlines strongly refutes the recent allegations by CNN regarding the airlines’ involvement in transporting weapons.

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A day after the CNN published stories alleging that Ethiopian Airlines transported weapons to the Eritrean ports of Massawa from Addis Ababa in November 2020, Ethiopian Airlines reacted.

In a statement released on Thursday, it dismissed the allegation. Also, Ethiopian airlines called on the CNN to correct distorted reported it published.

The full statement from the Airlines in featured below :

Statement Refuting CNN’s Report

Ethiopian Airlines strongly refutes the recent allegations by CNN regarding the airlines’ involvement in transporting weapons.

Ethiopian Airlines is a multi-award-winning global airline which is one of the senior members of IATA and member of Star Alliance for a decade, and which has been providing safe and reliable air transport service to the continent of Africa and the rest of the world for the last 75 years and that has been commended for its humanitarian and commercial operations in good and bad times. Accordingly, Ethiopian Airlines strictly complies with all National, regional and International aviation related regulations.

Hence, Ethiopian Airlines strongly refutes the recent allegations by CNN and would like to confirm that to the best of its knowledge and its records, it has not transported any war armament in any of its routes by any of its Aircraft. The mentioned air waybills in the CNN article clearly show that the nature of goods transported on the alleged flights was “Food stuff and Refill” as declared on the document as per IATA standards. The alleged pictures are not known to Ethiopian Airlines.

We would also like to confirm that we don’t have any employee suspended or terminated due to their ethnic background. There is no employee in Ethiopian Airlines suspended or terminated from our payroll due to their ethnic background. This can be verified from our Human Resources records.

On top of the four-fold (4X) growth registered in all parameters in the last decade, which repositioned our airline as the leading Airline in the Continent of Africa, Ethiopian Airlines demonstrated unique and top of the line level of creativity, agility, resilience, and speed of decision making in managing the devastating global pandemic crisis.

Thus, we would like to assure all our passengers and the public that Ethiopian Airlines strictly complies with all International aviation related regulations & standards, doesn’t deviate from any civil aviation regulations in all its operations, it has never been engaged in any weapons transportation and kindly requests correction in this report.

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  1. Unless the government gets rid of rogue elements Weyanes/TPLF working within institutions such as ETA the so called Tewelde who has been killing people in the underground of Bole Airlines, etc in addition the leader of Synod Aba Mathias, there is nothing faith about this individual as he has broken all the dogma and rules. I don’t understand why the Memenans, Dr. Aby, , govt, etc are kissing this agent Aba Mathias. This is the reason the church is unable to follow the true teachings. He had corrupted many priests, he told them, make money and that is why every priests are corrupted or rogue Weyane elements ruinging the Orthodx church which is favorable for non believers. Besides, he was not elected the right way, was chosen by tplf/Weyane.

  2. Lulu you are wicked and possess unhealthy personality being blinded by unfounded hate and pursue cruelty .

    You must see a nearby psychatrist .

    We never had such kind of hate to people like you , but I personally perfer to distance myself from people like you . Christ didn’t teach to behave like that and kill with one another for just a power and land that we donot bring it with at time of ones birth and we donot take it with us to the hell. Obedience to authority applies here . You found a genocider as your leader and you followed all his insanity and bizzare instruction to make money and get land or house just like Hitler.

  3. Ethiopian airlines cannot and is not in a position to bend teh truth and change the reality on the ground and history that has already been documented , but it is possible to bribe a goverment bodies or giant orgnizations to help it look innocent . It must be clear that trying to conceal what ethiopian airlines had committed and now committing is teasing and foooling onself since history cannot be undone or deleted like a google search. Ethiopian airlines executive staff members and the ruling party cadres already left a damage to the people of Tigray and Oromia that cannot be forgotten and hidden.


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