Ethiopian Airlines CEO Girma Wake yesterday announced that the carrier placed orders for 10 737-800s this month while achieving a long-sought objective to create a West African hub with the launch of ASKY Airlines, a Lome-based carrier operating a pair of 737s leased from ET. First flights for the new airline on Jan. 15 were from Lome to Abidjan and Banjul (ATWOnline, Dec. 9, 2009). The 737-800 orders are listed by Boeing as unidentified on its Orders and Deliveries website. Wake said ...

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