Additional services for the SkyTeam carrier will include training and “industrial development support”.
That company, Mahan Travel and Tourism, has for years provided ticketing and reservations services to Mahan Air, which the US government says carries personnel and supplies for groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force.
Ethiopian, which will eventually have the largest 737 Max fleet in Africa, already operates 15 737-800s and three -700s, according to Flight Fleets Analyzer.
The AirAsia Group has again refuted any wrongdoing in its dealings with the Indian government over its AirAsia India unit, following allegations of corruption filed in a first information report (FIR) with the Indian police.
Malaysian carriers are expected to add 2.2% of seats this year, with MAVCOM predicting better load factors as traffic growth is expected to exceed that of capacity.
Embraer expects the recent increases in the price of oil to refocus airlines’ interest in new technology aircraft, such as its E2 series of small jets.