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New Africa Travel Magazine Edition Covers Several Bases.
Launch at Major Travel Shows and Road Shows in USA

Making Air Waves
Flying Machines Soar n' Roar at Reno
Flint, Michigan's Bishop Airport Expands
Bellingham, Wa Airport Update
Air Highways to Asia Apec Anniversary .
Transport Report from IATA .News Release
NATA New Air Charter Safety Initiative
SkyControl Website & Newsletter
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Qatar Airways- New Routes, Alexandria, Egypt and Athens
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Open Skies to USA, Asia Pacific and beyond
Turn right for Texas, turn left for Timbuktu

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Fly the Air Highways to Africa and the World on Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing

In order to modernize its fleet and cater for its growth requirements, Ethiopian Airlines has decided to acquire a total of twelve Boeing airplanes over the coming four years, with purchase rights for additional five B737 New Generation aircraft & three B777 aircraft. The Airline plans to introduce six New Generation B737-700s and six B767-300ERs into its fleet, to replace its older B737-200s and B767-200s. Phase-in of the airplanes will start within six to nine months from now.

Both Airbus and Boeing have been campaigning hard over the last few years for this deal, with Airbus proposing its A319-100 and A330-200 airplanes.

Although the Airline's decision to acquire the Boeing airplanes was made based on integrated and rigorous assessment of technical, performance, economic and financial parameters, the main factors that influenced the final decision are operational, commercial and financing considerations.

Six airplanes will be acquired through export credit guaranteed finance lease arrangement and the remaining six will be on operating lease. All the airplanes will be configured into two classes and will be equipped with state of the art interior and passenger friendly in-flight entertainment systems.

The new B767 offers the ultra modern B777 interior, which includes a passenger cabin with contoured walls and ceilings, creating spaciousness and increased stowage capacity. There are more than 800 B767 airplanes in service with 80 operators around the world. The B767 has accumulated more than nine million flights and has carried millions of passengers.

All new models of the B737 family feature exceptional flexibility in size and mission, as well as high reliability and maintability. The Next-Generation models provide passengers with all-new, more spacious interiors and more accessible overhead luggage bins. The airplanes are one of the most technologically advanced family in the single-aisle market. They are designed to fly higher, faster, farther, quieter and with greater fuel efficiency than previous B737 models. In addition, flight deck displays and the spacious new interiors are also patterned after the Boeing 777.

While it is obvious that the B737-700s will be powered with CFM56 engines, the Airline plans to announce its engine selection on the B767-300ERs shortly.
This investment for the future is in line with the Airline's Strategic plan and will further enhance the Airline's competitiveness in the areas of customer service, market development & profitability.

In related developments the airline has finalized preparations to commence construction of a state of the art cargo terminal and maintenance hangar, at its hub in Addis Ababa, within this fiscal year.

Implementation of the fleet renewal program and the above facility development projects, coupled with the opening of the new passenger terminal at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, will greatly enhance Ethiopian Airlines' services to/from Ethiopia, Africa and key regions of the rest of the world.

For further information, please contact Peter Tse at (212) 867-0120,

Flight Centers Canada Expands
In spite of travel market downturns and global challenges such as 9/11, Flight Center Canada has managed to continue turnover growth across Canada to report a pretax profit of more than 400% in the last half of its fiscal 2002 year, announced Flight Center Canada Western Division Marketing Manager, Carol McLelan today. (continued)

Air Highways to Africa:
Our editorial team returned recently from two months in Kenya preparing "AIR HIGHWAYS TO AFRICA" - to be launched in March, 2006, Next events on our Africa agenda are the ATA Annual Ecotourism Symposium in Angola, Oct. 30- Nov. 4, 2005 and the ATA World Congress in Ghana, May, 2006.
Air Highways to London:
World Travel Market Nov. 14-17
Air Highways to the USA: Fly-Drive, Fly-Cruise, Fly-Rail
BC Municipal Marketplace: Vancouver, Sept. 26-30
B.C. Aviation Council's 67th Annual Conference
NW Corridor Development Conference Jasper, Alberta

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