Ethiopian Airlines would like to acknowledge that its dedicated Freighter Flight number ET 3891/4 April (Yesterday) B-737-800F on a cargo service from Addis Ababa to Ndola, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport , Zambia landed at the new airport, Copperbelt International Airport which is yet to be inaugurated. The cargo flight made safe landing in the new airport.
Although details of the incident are under investigation in coordination with the Zambian Aeronautical Authorities, the fact that there was no NOTAM issued regarding the construction of the new airport which has the same runway heading orientation with the existing one and the close proximity between the two airports may have contributed to the incident.
As always Ethiopian Airlines takes flight safety very seriously and treats it as the top most priority and accordingly it will take all necessary corrective and preventive measures in line with the findings of the investigation.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer