Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has expanded its partnership with ACC Aviation Group wherein the UK-based aviation services provider will now market the carrier’s charter and leasing capacity across North America and Asia, in addition to aircraft availability across Europe.

An ACC statement said the agreement encompasses aircraft parked between Ethiopian scheduled flights across a number of international aviation hubs, including London Heathrow, Manchester Int'l, Madrid Barajas, Frankfurt Int'l, Paris CDG, Moscow Domodedovo, Houston Intc'l, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Hong Kong Int'l, and Chengdu. To date, the collaboration has seen ACMI operations for Smartwings (Czechia) (QS, Prague Václav Havel) and aircraft charter flights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2017/18 and 2018/19 UEFA Champions League tournaments as well as major cruise operators.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Ethiopian's mainline passenger fleet includes twelve A350-900s, four B737-700s, eighteen B737-800s, seven B767-300(ER)s, six B777-200(LR)s, four B777-300(ER)s, nineteen B787-8s, four B787-9s, and twenty-one Dash 8-400s.

“Ethiopian Airlines’ modern fleet includes Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A350s, aircraft which are not generally available, and this partnership gives ACC’s clients access to some of the most contemporary widebody capacity in the ad-hoc charter and wet leasing market," ACC Aviation Group CEO, Phil Mathews, said.

He added: “The addition of global aviation consultancy, Aerotask, to the ACC Aviation Group and the opening of our new sales offices in New York and Kuala Lumpur have broadened the reach of the company as a whole. Our international network of aviation specialists will be promoting Ethiopian’s modern fleet globally, and I am in no doubt that this partnership will continue to flourish.”