Aviation Authority Eyes to Expand Air Transport, Investment

Addis Ababa, February 13 (WIC) – In a bid to expand air transport service and investment, the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has signed bilateral agreements with several countries.

During the first half of the 2011/12 budget year alone, the authority has signed new air transport bilateral agreements with Cyprus, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

“In addition, we have made modifications to previous agreements signed with Malawi and Israel,” Ahmed Hassen, head of promotions and public relations process with the authority, told WIC.

Ahmed said the authority would peruse with its efforts to expand air transport service through bilateral agreements. To this effect, understandings have been reached with Slovenia, Jamaica, India, Cameroon, Poland and Iceland.

Ethiopian Aviation Authority has obtained 60 million USD, according to the six months performance of the 2011/12 budget year.

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