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Ethiopian Airlines Partners Port Harcourt Int’l Trade Fair as Official Carrier

The Ethiopian Airlines partners Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHICCIMA) as the official carrier for its forthcoming 15th Port Harcourt International Trade Fair.

The flagship fair of the South-South region of the country would hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State from Dec. 6 to Dec. 20. 2019.

The Traffic and Sales Manager (TSM) of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Solomon Mekonnen, noted this in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu on Tuesday.

Mekonnen stated that the partnership agreement was sealed after a meeting between the airlines and PHICCIMA held in Enugu on Monday.

“Since Ethiopian Airlines maiden flight to Port Harcourt International Airport; it had broken several records and it can only be described as a “game-changer’’.

“Ethiopian Airlines and PHICCIMA are committed to connecting African countries to each other and Africa to the World” Mekonnen said

Also, part of the vision for the event is to connect both local and international businesses while accelerating international trade and investments.

“This year’s fair will surely be big as Africa’s best  and biggest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, will be making its debut in the event; while we are assuring participants from all over the world of seamless connectivity.

“This is coming at a time the award- winning Airline will be launching one of World’s most technologically advanced aircrafts Boeing 787-9 DREAMLINER and increasing flight frequency from three to four times weekly to Port Harcourt International Airport’’. He said

Mekonnen noted that Ethiopian Airlines was committed to strengthening intra-African and inter-African aviation transport links.

The chairman of PHICCIMA trade fair organizing committee, Chief Mike Elechi, said the fair would attract business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, international organizations, trade and investment promotion agencies, business associations and media from all over the World.

“The event will support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and trade, investment institutions as they are key implementers of the African Continental Free Trade Area policy, which is essential to achieve Africa’s inclusive and sustainable development,’’ Elechi said.

It would be recalled that Ethiopian Airlines is the largest and fastest growing airline in Africa, combining both cargo and passenger operations, since it was founded 72 years ago.

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