Is Ethiopian Airlines safe?
Ethiopian Airlines, as the name suggests is the official and state-owned airline of the Ethiopian government. It was founded on December 21, 1945, but began operations on April 1946.
Although Ethiopian Airlines is the finest on the African continent, its safety is being questioned as a result of a disastrous air crash that the airline was involved. The Ethiopian Airlines crash happened on March 10th, 2019. The plane took off from the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia and was heading to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya. However, the plane crashed about six minutes of take-off in an Ethiopian town called Bishoftu.
Ethiopian Airlines is still safe to fly, however, if you doubt the safety of the airline, here are reviews on flights by passengers cited by Jetsanza.com on Quora.
“Yes, it is safe. Ethiopian Airlines is one of the safest in the world. The ET302 incident is an unfortunate one. It probably has something to do with the Boeing 737 Max 8. These planes are now suspended until the safety issue is cleared. So yes, it is safe. Fly Ethiopian!” said Helen Bekele
”It is safer now, than ever, to fly Ethiopian because they are more likely to take extra precautions about their flying standards now. Checks will be in place, pilots extra careful and overall would be a lot safer and more rigid than ever post this incident… which is true for most airlines post cases like this. However, do your research and take an informed decision… it is worth paying more money, if possible, to ensure and guarantee a safe flying experience. Fly safe!” said Preethi Rajkumar.