(Ecofin Agency) - Ethiopian Airlines initiated discussion with Airbus for new planes, sources close to the French presidency indicate according to various European media.
The discussions are about the acquisition of Airbus A350 and A320 planes. According to Reuters, this new acquisition comes to add to another existing order of about ten Airbus A350 planes.
For the time being, there is no indication either of the number or of the price of planes the airline operator wants to purchase.
The purchase announcement is made less than a week after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 which killed all 157 passengers onboard.
Even though the cause of this crash has not been revealed yet, Ethiopian authorities have decided to ground all the 737 MAX 8. This decision was immediately followed by many other countries around the world.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou