Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Mr. Shimeles Arage as the new General Manager in Nigeria replacing Mrs. Firihiewot Mekonnen who has now moved to Frankfurt, Germany as Manager.
Mr. Shimeles before his appointment was the Regional Manager Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. He once served in Equatorial Guinea and also as Director Revenue Management at the Head Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
With a BA Degree in Economics and an MBA degree, he has attended numerous aviation courses globally and in Ethiopia.
A tested Manager comes to Nigeria with a wealth of experience. Ethiopian Airlines is the leading airline in Africa with the youngest and 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. ET was the only international airline to fly to Kaduna Airport when Abuja Airport was closed in 2018 and the first airline to bring the B787 Dreamliner to Nigeria.
Also, the airline was the first to bring an Airbus A350 to Nigeria. In December 2017 it organized the first all female managed flight to Nigeria.