South Sudan aviation update – ET named ‘Official Independence carrier’


The government of the Republic of South Sudan has recognized Ethiopian Airlines as the ‘Official Carrier for South Sudan’s Independence Celebrations’ in a statement released yesterday. ET, now operating flights not just to Juba but also to the city of Malakal, brought well over 1.000 VIP’s and other passengers to Juba in a series of charter flights, besides the regular daily scheduled flight to South Sudan’s capital city. It is understood that it was also Ethiopian which assisted with ground support at Juba’s international airport, allowing them to cater for the extraordinary level of flights coming to and leaving Juba over the Independence weekend on 09th of July, a measure of cooperation clearly valued by the South Sudanese authorities and now suitably rewarded.

Well done Ethiopian for that very special effort!