The management of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria has opened Condolence Registers at the airline’s offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu.
This is for the victims of the ET Flight 302 that crashed on the 10th of March 6, minutes after take-off.
The General Manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria Firihiewot Mekonnen received the first set of visitors at the office in Lagos.
At the Abuja airport, the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN), Saleh Dunomah was received by the Ethiopian Airlines Sales Manager Abuja, Tilahun Tadesse.
Mekonnen thanked Nigerians for standing with Ethiopia and Ethiopian Airlines in this moment of grief.
“We thank the Nigerian President and the good people of Nigeria for the condolence message from the government of Nigeria. We have always counted on Nigeria as an African partner and brother and this sad occasion once again proves the bond.
“We commiserate with Nigeria over the loss to humanity of the two great Nigerians on that flight. We have since reached out to the families involved. Ethiopian Airlines will not abandon its responsibilities to them,” she said.
Two Nigerians were involved in the crash; Prof. Pius Adesanmi and Ambassador Bashua Abiodun.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines said it has grounded all B737-8Max airplanes in its fleet. Ethiopian Airlines does not use the B737 Max on its Nigerian routes. The B777, B787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 are the Aircraft deployed daily to Nigeria.