ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ENA)Aviation policy that encourages investors engaged in the private airline sector will be implemented soon, according to the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA).

Though the sector is dominated by the government owned national airline, the number of private airlines has been on the increase.

The authority is thus exerting efforts to tackle the challenges the sector, which is exclusive to Ethiopian citizens, has been facing, it was indicated.

ECAA Air Navigation Deputy Director-General, Shimeles Kibreab Zerufael said aviation policy is one of the factors that make the sector more attractive and comfortable.

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According to him, the policy will not only make the competition in the sector balanced but also plays significant role in monitoring safety.

Besides, the policy will help tackle shortage of equipment, create airfields, provide qualification and operating licenses to airplanes.

He further said the policy will facilitate conditions for airlines that work with regional states. Other incentives are also included in the policy.

Shimeles stated that the authority has been working closely with stakeholders like Ethiopian Investment Commission, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority and others since the sector needs huge capital investment and due support from the government.

Source: ENA
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