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QR into Rwandair. Who will purchase a stake in ET?

QR into Rwandair. Who will purchase a stake in ET?

Old Feb 6, 20, 3:35 am
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QR into Rwandair. Who will purchase a stake in ET?

Apparently QR is interested in purchasing a 49% stake in Rwandair.
https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/news/18...b2T_NuFABBqEzk

This made me think: As many will know, the Ethiopian government is planning to sell a minority stake in Ethiopian Airlines amongst other Ethiopian government owned entities. Though you may not be able to find too much recent dated information about this online, it is a topic frequently mentioned in local newspapers in Ethiopia.
See e.g. this:
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...opian-airlines

Who do you think will be more likely to purchase a share (e.g. 49%) in Ethiopian airlines?
1) A gulf carrier with loads of money sitting in the bank?
2) A partner that already works closely with ET? (Lufthansa?)
3) A private equity fund or someone else not from the aviation sector.
4) The Chinese? (They already own half of Africa, literally - and even more true when it comes to Ethiopia)
5) The Nigerian government? (And at the same time let ET set up a base in Nigeria, as they've tried for years)

I personally think a bid from LH would make a lot of sense.

And who do you absolutely not think the buyer will be? I have a few guesses for this also
- QR (if they purchase a stake in Rwandair)
- Anything KL/KQ related, they are head to head in competition and very much focused on NBO as base for everything in Africa.
- SAA - they can hardly keep themselves afloat. Same goes for EY?
- The Ethiopian public. The ET government needs to raise foreign currency.
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Old Feb 6, 20, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by PragueTravellerCZ View Post
F refers to first class in this thread
WB doesn't have F, only J. This allows them to fly to Burundi, unlike KQ
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Old Feb 6, 20, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
This allows them to fly to Burundi, unlike KQ
At the end, Burundi gave the green light to KQ to operate the JamboJet Q400 (the one in afternoon or evening on some days)...
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Old Feb 6, 20, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Goaguy View Post
5) The Nigerian government? (And at the same time let ET set up a base in Nigeria, as they've tried for years)
Why do you think Nigeria could be interested?
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Old Feb 6, 20, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by flying_blue_white_red View Post
Why do you think Nigeria could be interested?
Nigeria, the largest country in Africa, has been trying and failing time and time again to start a world-class airline. ET has wanted to get involved, but I guess the right people weren't paid off.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
Nigeria, the largest country in Africa, has been trying and failing time and time again to start a world-class airline. ET has wanted to get involved, but I guess the right people weren't paid off.
That's not the only thing Nigeria has been trying and failing time and time again ...
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Old Feb 10, 20, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
That's not the only thing Nigeria has been trying and failing time and time again ...
And the things the country is really good at are not necessarily the ones one would like to emulate.

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