By Chinelo Obogo

Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Mr. Shimeles Arage appointed as the new General Manager in Nigeria. He took over from Mrs. Firihiewot Mekonnen who has now moved to Frankfurt, Germany as nanager.

Before his appointment, Shimeles
was the regional manager Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. He once served in Equatorial Guinea and also as director, revenue management at the airline’s head office in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA, he has attended numerous aviation courses globally and in Ethiopia.
He comes to Nigeria with a wealth of experience.

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Ethiopian Airlines is the leading airline in Africa with the largest fleet. It flies to Abuja,Lagos,Kano and Enugu in Nigeria with Brand new A350, B787 and B777 aircraft.

Ethiopian airlines have been flying to Nigeria since independence in 1960. It was the first international airline to fly to Enugu airport. The only international airline to fly to Kaduna airport when Abuja airport was closed in 2018.

In December 2017, it organised the first all female managed flight to Nigeria.