Ethiopian Airlines begins regular International flights from Kaduna

Asma'u Halilu

In a bid to boost economic activities in Kaduna State, Governor El-Rufai’s administration has inaugurated Ethiopian International flights in the State.

According to him, regular International flights and an inland container terminal will help the State overcome the disadvantage of not being close to a seaport.

Speaking at the inauguration in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, he said when the Federal Government trusted Kaduna state to host flights while Abuja Airport was closed, it was only Ethiopian Airlines that demonstrated confidence and solidarity to commence airlift at the first instance.

” I express gratitude to all the stakeholders that made it possible, saying, i promise that the State Government will support Ethiopian Airlines to make the Kaduna-Addis Ababa flights successful.

Today’s inauguration marks a considerable boost to the state government’s strategy to anchor growth and development on attracting investments to create jobs, increase internally generated revenues and empower people.

Kaduna State has within  two years successfully reversed the fortunes of the Kaduna Airport which had for too long punched below its weight, both in terms of facilities and flight availability.

I express gratitude to all the stakeholders that made it possible, saying, i promise that the State Government will support Ethiopian Airlines to make the Kaduna-Addis Ababa flights successful,’’ he said.

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