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In China, festivals are often punctuated by colorful lanterns. Red traditionally represents good fortune and joy.
Connecting Africa and Asia Business trends that are driving opportunities on both continents.
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Tokyo’s sushi, from port to plate.
Terminal 3 at Singapore’s Changi International Airport is crowned by a lightmodulation system of glass skylights and dazzling aluminum louvers.
Airports you won’t want to leave.
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6 NEWS Celebrating “African Airline of the Year,” and announcing new services to Semera, Shanghai and Singapore. 8 IN MEMORY Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013
Panorama 14 AROUND ADDIS Environmental initiatives making the capital cleaner and greener 16 COMMERCE + CAPITAL Events to energize the African economy. 18 DIPLOMACY + DEVELOPMENT Addis Ababa gains a Sister City, and Ethiopia boasts its first geothermal farm. 20 EVENTS + EXCURSIONS Tips for enjoying Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 22 HOTELS + HOTSPOTS Edwardian luxury in London, and a Zen-like retreat in Hangzhou. 24 STYLE + SUBSTANCE Transforming Asia’s most prolific plant.
Spotlight 54 THE ARTS Promoting an ancient Malaysian art form.
56 24 HOURS Accra: An afternoon at the beach. 58 CUISINE Flavors fuse at a South African sushi bar. 60 BUSINESS Ecosystems for impact in Africa.
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62 FACES SoleRebels’ Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. 64 1,000 WORDS Tai chi in Shanghai. 66 TAKE 5 Ways to experience Malawi firsthand. 68 WORDSMITH The best African business literature of 2013.
Fly Ethiopian 71 TRAVEL TIPS In-flight exercises to keep you limber, helpful pointers for travel to Ethiopia, and a quick introduction to Amharic. 74 FLEET 76 ROUTE MAPS 80 SALES AND AGENTS OFFICES
Entertainment 85 MOVIES, TV, AUDIO 94 PUZZLES
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Welcome Aboard ክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን
ur efforts to provide you the best possible travel experience received a significant boost with the announcement by our partner organization, Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, of a major expansion project at our main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The project, which will run in the hundreds of millions of dollars, will be completed in less than three years and will completely transform your on-ground travel experience, whether Addis Ababa is your final destination or a transit station. Given our incredible sevenfold growth over the last seven years, this expansion could not have come at a more opportune time. The project will include a new terminal with all the modern amenities required for an airport that has become the best gateway to Africa: state-of-the-art boarding and check-in areas, lounges, recreation centers, shopping malls, and aircraft boarding bridges. When completed, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport will provide the most efficient, comfortable and seamless onground experience, comparable to what you are accustomed to enjoying at the best airports in the world. This expansion project will enable us to provide maximum on-ground comfort through 2025, by which time we will move into a new airport to be built in the vicinity of Addis Ababa. In the months ahead, we will also be moving forward with our fleet modernization and expansion project aimed at enhancing your on-board experience. We will phase-in additional B787s and B777-300ERs, the most modern aircraft in the industry. With these new aircraft, we will stretch our wings further and add new routes to Shanghai, Tokyo and Vienna in order to cater for your ever-growing travel needs between Africa and the rest of the world. On a final exciting note, we are also stepping up preparations to become your carrier of choice for the FIFA 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil. With our B787 flights to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and our extensive network in Africa and beyond, we will offer the best possible air connectivity to the biggest sporting tournament in the world. As a Pan-African airline, we will of course be rooting for the five African teams: Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. We look forward to taking fans from across the continent to Brazil to celebrate Africa’s successes on the football field. Thank you for choosing to fly with us, and enjoy your flight.
ኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ለመብረር እንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ። አጋር ድርጅታችን የሆነው የኢትዮጵያ ኤርፖርቶች ድርጅት በቅርቡ ይፋ ያደረገው ዋነኛ የበረራ ማዕከላችን የሆነውን የቦሌ አለም አቀፍ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ የማስፋፋት ፕሮጀክት ለናንተ ለክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን የምንሰጠውን አገልግሎት ይበልጥ የሚያጠናክር ነው። በ በርካታ መቶ ሚሊዮን ዶላሮች ወጪ ከ3 ዓመታት ባነሰ ጊዜ ውስጥ እንደሚጠናቀቅ የሚጠበቀው ይህ ፕሮጀክት ወደ አዲስ አበባ ለምትመጡ እንዲሁም ወደ ሌላ ሀገር ጉዞአችሁን ለምትቀጥሉ መንገደኞቻችን በአውሮፕላን ማረፊያው ውስጥ የምታገኙት አገልግሎት ሙሉ በሙሉ እንዲሻሻል ያደርገዋል። ባለፉት ሰባት ዓመታት በአስገራሚ ሁኔታ ሰባት እጥፍ ያደግን በመሆኑ ይህ የአውሮፕላን ማረፊያ ማስፋፊያ ፕሮጀክት በትክክለኛው ጊዜ እንደመጣ እናምናለን። በፕሮጀክቱ አዲስ የመንገደኞች ማስተናገጃ ተርሚናል የሚሰራ ሲሆን በውስጡም እጅግ ዘመናዊ የሆኑ መገልገያዎችን ያካትታል። ከነዚህም ውስጥ ዘመናዊ የደንበኞች ማስተናገጃ፣ ማረፊያ ክፍሎች፣ የመዝናኛ ስፍራዎች፣ የገበያ አዳራሾች እንዲሁም ወደ አውሮፕላን መግቢያ ድልድዮች ይገኙበታል። ይህ ፕሮጀክት ሲጠናቀቅ ቦሌ አለም አቀፍ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በአለም ላይ ምርጥ የተባሉ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያዎች ከሚሰጡት አገልግሎት ጋር የሚወዳደር ምቹ ዘመናዊና ቀልጣፋ አገልግሎት ለክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን መስጠት እንደሚያስችለን እናምናለን። የማስፋፊያ ፕሮጀክቱ እናንተን ደንበኞቻችንን እ.ኤ.አ እስከ 2025 ድረስ በብቃት እንድናገለግል የሚያስችለን ሲሆን፤ በዚያን ወቅት በአዲስ አበባ አቅራቢያ ወደሚገነባ አዲስ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ የምንዘዋወር ይሆናል። በሚቀጥሉት ወራትም የናንተን የደንበኞቻችን ፍላጎት ይበልጥ ለማርካት አዳዲስ አውሮፕላኖችን ማስገባትና አዳዲስ የበረራ መስመሮችን መክፈት እንቀጥላለን። ባሁኑ ወቅት እጅግ ተወዳጅ የሆኑትን ቦይንግ 787 እና ቦይንግ 777-300ER ተጨማሪ አውሮፕላኖችን እናስመጣለን። እነዚህን አዳዲስ አውሮፕላኖች በመጠቀም በየጊዜው እያደገ የመጣውን የበረራ ጉዞ ፍላጎታችሁን ይበልጥ ለማርካት የምንተጋ ሲሆን በቅርቡም የበረራ አድማሳችንን በማስፋፋት ወደ ሻንጋይ፣ ቶኪዮና ቪየና አዳዲስ በረራዎችን እንጀምራለን። በመጨረሻም በጉጉት ለምትጠብቁት የ2014 የአለም እግርኳስ ዋንጫ ወደ ብራዚል ልንወስዳችሁ ዝግጅታችንን እያጠናቀቅን መሆኑን በደስታ ልንገልፅላችሁ እንወዳለን። በአፍሪካ በርካታ መዳረሻዎች ስለምንበር እንዲሁም ወደ ሪዮ-ዲጄኔሮና ሳኦ ፓውሎ የምናደርገው በረራ በቦይንግ 787 አውሮፕላን ስለሆነ በብራዚል ለሚካሄደው ታላቅ ስፖርታዊ ውድድር ያለጥርጥር የተሻለና ምርጥ የበረራ አማራጭ ይዘን ቀርበናል። የነፃይቱ አፍሪካ ተምሳሌት እንደመሆናችን ድጋፋችን አፍሪካን ከሚወክሉት አምስት ቡድኖች አልጄሪያ፣ ካሜሩን፣ ኮትዲቫር፣ ጋና እና ናይጄሪያ ጋር በመሆኑ ደጋፊዎችን ከመላው አፍሪካ ወደ ብራዚል በመውሰድ የአፍሪካን ድል በጋራ ለማጣጣም በጉጉት እንጠብቃለን። ከእኛ ጋር ለመብረር ስለመረጣችሁ ከልብ እናመሰግናለን። መልካም በረራ!
Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines march/april 2014
AFRICAN AIRLINE OF THE YEAR Ethiopian celebrated for its fast-expanding network and outstanding service.
African Airlines Association recently recognized Ethiopian Airlines as its 2013 “African Airline of the Year.” Ethiopian was recognized for its global standard service, fast-expanding network and continual profitability. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO, received the award in the presence of more than 370 airline executives from 55 African countries, as well as aircraft manufacturers, service providers and other aviation stakeholders. “As a truly indigenous African airline owned, managed and operated by Africans,” Tewolde said, “it is a special honor for us to receive this prestigious award from our association and fellow African airlines. The award is a tribute to our 7,000+ employees, who are the main reason behind our success and who are working very hard every day to make Ethiopian shines high in the sky.” Tewolde added that the award is also a recognition of the airline’s successful implementation of its 15-year strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, now in its fourth year. Ethiopian is meeting and even exceeding the ambitious network and fleet expansion outlined by the plan, as well as revenue and passenger-growth targets. Today, Ethiopian boasts the youngest and most modern fleet in Africa and an extensive global network covering five continents and practically all of subSaharan Africa. “With our multiple-hub strategy through our partner African airlines — ASKY in West Africa and, soon, Malawian Airlines in Southern Africa — we are more than ever bringing Africa together and closer to the world,” Tewolde said. “This is facilitating the flow of investment, tourism and trade in Africa and contributing to the rise of our great continent.” Ethiopian also won the Skytrax award for “Best Airline Staff Service in Africa” and the APEX Passengers Choice Award for “Best Airline in Africa” in 2013.
T H IS PAG E : CO U RT E SY E T H I O P IAN AI R L I N E S , O P P OSI T E PAG E : CO U RT E SY E N CHAN T I N G T R AVE L S
NEW DESTINATIONS Ethiopian Airlines recently announced the commencement of flights to three new destinations:
AFRICA TO BRAZIL
SEMERA — capital of the Regional State of Afar in northeastern Ethiopia and home of “Lucy,” one of the earliest hominid fossil finds. The new service will operate thrice weekly.
Supporting transcontinental travel for a cause.
Ethiopian Airlines is proudly partnering with German-based tour operator Enchanting Travels to support a rather ambitious adventure: a 40,000-kilometer journey from Africa to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The “Africa to Brazil” expeditionary team departed from Nairobi in an all-terrain vehicle in late November 2013 and will cross 25 countries in 200 days before reaching its ultimate goal: arriving in Rio de Janeiro one day before the opening match of this year’s tournament. In addition to seeing the world, the expedition is raising donations to support the education of children in Kenya through the Jubilee Scholarship Foundation. The Africa to Brazil team has pledged to match all private donations themselves, to help as many kids as possible pursue their dreams — just as team members are pursuing theirs through this expedition. With the support of Ethiopian Airlines, the Africa to Brazil team has already journeyed through some of the world’s most fascinating regions: from remote tribal areas of Ethiopia, through colorful souks (markets) in Oman and along the Silk Road, to eastern Russia’s hard winter landscapes. The group will cross over to the Americas in early March. The team’s current progress can be tracked via www.africatobrazil.com, as well as on its Facebook and Twitter pages.
SHANGHAI — China’s largest city, with daily service commencing in late March. Ethiopian Airlines now flies to five Chinese destinations. SINGAPORE — global aviation hub and preferred gateway to both Asia and Australia. These new, thrice-weekly flights will serve the growing traffic between Africa and Singapore.
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE AIRLINE: VOTED “Africa’s Best Business Class Airline” by passengers at the 9th annual Best Travel Media Award ceremony in Beijing, China. Ethiopian celebrated 40 years of service to the country in 2013 and today offers 28 weekly flights to five Chinese destinations (Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai).
SIGNED an agreement to acquire four additional Boeing 777-200 long-range freight aircraft for its expanding cargo network. Ethiopian Cargo is the largest cargo operator in Africa, with a network covering 24 destinations across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The addition of these B777-200LRF aircraft is part of the airline’s Vision 2025 strategic roadmap to support the fast-growing export of perishables from Ethiopia and enable increased trade between Africa and the rest of the world.
SPONSORED the 2014 African Mosaique Benefit Gala, a fashion show that raises support for the Ethiopian Children’s Fund. The glittering event, held on Jan. 10 at the Sheraton Addis, showcased the work of 15 Ethiopian and international designers and featured guest appearances by Hollywood couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Parker. The annual gala is the brainchild of former model and Ethiopian Children’s Fund founder Anna Getaneh. The ECF provides educational opportunities to hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children in Aleltu, a town 55 kilometers north of Addis Ababa.
JULY 18, 1918 - DEC. 5, 2013 BY J O D I MACFAR L AN
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hen Nelson Mandela passed away in December of last year, the African continent began its mourning of a man whose life and legacy could not be contained within its shores. The activist and politician who fought against apartheid and served as South Africa’s first black president will be memorialized far beyond his 95 years, from Pretoria to Portland to Perth. And rightly so, for the man affectionately called “Madiba” defeated a government systematically built on racism and brought about a peaceful transfer of power in the country’s first democratic election. But it was in Ethiopia early in his career that Mandela — a member of the then-illegal, antiapartheid organization the African National Congress — began to act on the thought that some things are worth fighting for. In 1962, the young revolutionary traveled from South Africa to Ethiopia at the invitation of Emperor Haile Selassie, a passionate supporter of Africa’s decolonization and continental unity. “Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination,” Mandela recalled in his 1994 autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, “and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. “I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African. Meeting His Highness, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, would be like shaking hands with history.” The Ethiopian armed forces were then considered some of the continent’s strongest, and the emperor had invited many African liberation fighters to come train alongside his troops. For Mandela, the invitation was timely: With the police killing of 69 peaceful demonstrators in a South African township two years prior, the country’s liberation movement had begun to shift from its patient past to a future of armed insurrection. Roughly six months after founding Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), the group that was to function as the ANC’s armed wing, Mandela left South Africa to travel throughout the continent, gaining support and learning necessary skills. He trained with
both the Moroccan forces and the Ethiopian Riot Battalion at Kolfe, outside Addis Ababa. Mandela’s Addis Ababa base was the historic Ras Hotel, located on Churchill Avenue. Today, guests of the hotel can visit the room where the legendary South African slept. Having left his country without legal travel documents, Mandela was issued an Ethiopian passport under the pseudonym “David Motsamayi.” His time in Ethiopia was cut short, however, as he was called back to South Africa only two weeks into his planned six-month stay. Roughly a month later, in August 1962, the 44-year-old was arrested for leaving the country illegally and thrown into a Johannesburg prison. While imprisoned, he was again put on trial — this time for sabotage — and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was 71 before he would again see freedom. Mandela credits his 27 years in prison with teaching him the leadership skills that helped him to later succeed in politics. And indeed, it was just two years after his release that Mandela and other black leaders met with white leaders on the outskirts of Johannesburg to ultimately negotiate the end -AU Deputy Chairman of white rule. Erastus Mwencha After serving as the first black president from 1994 to 1999, Mandela stayed true to his word and stepped down after one term. The potency of his presidency, however, continues to be felt today. “Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a symbol for wisdom, for the ability to change and for the power of reconciliation,” said African Union Deputy Chairman Erastus Mwencha following the news of Madiba’s death. “His life and legacy is the biggest lesson, motivation, inspiration and commitment any African can give to Africa.”
“Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a symbol for wisdom, for the ability to change and for the power of reconciliation.”
Contributors VOLUME 31 | NUMBER 2
SAMUEL IMENDE is a partner of startup African brand ENZI
Footwear and an associate of BizCorps — a nonprofit program that connects MBA graduates with small/medium enterpriselevel entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Read his stories about impact investing and the best business books of 2013 on pages 60 and 68, respectively. Rooted in: Nairobi, Kenya Dream assignment: “To cover the backstory on the making of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba.”
REBECCA MILNER is an American writer who has lived in
Japan for more than a decade. She’s the co-author of several guidebooks to Tokyo and Japan and a dining columnist for the Japan Times. Read her story about Tokyo’s sushi, from port to plate, on p. 40. Rooted in: Tokyo, Japan Dream assignment: Cruising down the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar
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Events + Excursions
AT THE COPA
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Spots to explore in Rio.
The 1930s geometric design of Rio de Janiero’s Copacabana promenade is just about as famous as the world-renowned beach itself. A trip to revel in the 4-kilometer stretch of waves and sand just might leave you humming an old Barry Manilow tune — and vowing to never leave Rio. For more places to explore while in the Brazilian hotspot, turn to page 20.
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Like many fast-growing cities around the world, Addis Ababa faces environmental protection and preservation challenges. Luckily, passionate people across the city are working to make Addis a cleaner, greener place for residents and visitors. REFORESTATION
With Ethiopian woodlands accounting for less than 4 percent of the country’s landmass (compared to an estimated 40 percent just a century ago), Lem Ethiopia is taking action. The 20-year-old environmental-protection organization has facilitated the planting of 12 million seedlings of indigenous tree varieties across Addis and the rest of the country — an initiative that’s truly going green.
The Forum for Environment Ethiopia is working with city administrators to reduce automotive air-and-noise pollution in the capital, and the long-awaited light-rail transit system promises to do its part. The LRT will connect its stations to corresponding bus lines covering most of the city center — minimizing interaction with other traffic and giving residents a good reason to leave their cars at home.
Though not a glamorous subject, waste management is a major research topic at Addis Ababa University. Researchers at the school’s Ethiopian Institute for Architecture, Building Construction and City Development are developing innovative, indigenous solutions for Ethiopia’s capital city. Another organization, Lem Ethiopia, is also turning this challenge into opportunity by partnering with others to produce biogas fuel from the city’s water-treatment plant.
Addis Ababa’s recent building boom has some environmentalists considering the sustainability and impact of new construction. Researchers at Addis Ababa University are working to find a durable, low-cost and locally available alternative to traditional materials, such as bamboo. In the process, they formed the National Bamboo Construction Center. Students have already erected numerous bamboo structures on campus to test and demonstrate the viability of the natural material.
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Commerce + Capital
THE AFRICA CEO FORUM
2014 events hosted by business founders and trailblazers to energize the African economy.
AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM
Though only in its second edition, The Africa CEO Forum is quickly becoming a mecca for Africa’s business change-makers. Bankers, founders, financiers and others are gathering in Geneva, Switzerland, to network, talk strategy and affirm good business tactics by awarding African innovators.
With its promising growth statistics, amount of undeveloped land and growing use of technology, Africa is the “continent of the future,” say the organizers of this event. So, they’re inviting investors and business minds to Addis Ababa to turn conversation about education, energy and agriculture (among other topics) into action.
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA
AFRICA GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM
Twenty-four years in the running and still going strong, the World Economic Forum on Africa attracts top business minds from around the continent and across the world. This year’s dialogue, which takes place in Nigeria, is devoted to “Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs” — fodder for good conversation and change.
Hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, this two-day forum puts African leaders and local U.A.E. voices behind the microphone to look at the ways Dubai and the continent can play well together. And when an event is held in a capitalistic playground like the City of Gold, the energy and ideas are sure to be good.
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Diplomacy + Development
If money talks, it spoke loudly and proudly on November 19, 2013, when Indiaâ€™s first all-women bank opened in Mumbai. Bharatiya Mahila Bank (Indian Womenâ€™s Bank) will enable underprivileged women to open personal bank accounts and access small-business loans. Employing a female staff and run by an allwomen board, the bank will continue to expand into seven larger Indian cities with hopes of eventually reaching rural areas.
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In a 2013 meeting between the two countries’ presidents, Nigeria welcomed China’s offer of US$1.1 billion in loans for infrastructure development in its capital, Abuja. The funds will go toward bolstering the city’s road system, airport terminals and hydroelectric plants, as well as developing a light-rail line — updates fitting for Africa’s largest oil-producing country.
SISTER CITIES To further cement the long-standing partnership between their cities, Mayors Diriba Kuma of Addis Ababa and Vincent Gray of Washington, D.C., signed a Sister City Agreement in late 2013. The gesture underscores the ways the people of both places have cooperated in the past and will work together moving forward. With the economic momentum in Addis and the large community of Ethiopians that calls D.C. home, there’s good reason the cities are making it official.
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Events + Excursions
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Whether you’re headed to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup games in June or July or just passing through on holiday, check out these spots for an experience that’s fabulously, uniquely Rio.
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You’ll find this gem full of color, character and cool in Santa Teresa, the city’s art district. Modern design touches mix with inviting vistas, making this spot a serene oasis to return to after a day of futbol (football) or sightseeing. Cool off in the sun deck’s pool or take in the beautiful gardens and original artwork. bnb.casacoolbeans.com
Whether you’re dining on the veranda or in the eclectic, whimsical interior, you can’t deny Zaza���s charm. A fresh and creative menu, including everything from quinoa salad to Prawns Flambé, reflects the owner’s passion for cuisine from around the world. Try the OsKariocas cocktail for a taste of the limited-edition Absolut Rio vodka (a mix of orange, mango and passion fruit flavors). zazabistro.com.br
. . . dancing at Rio Scenarium, one of the area’s acclaimed clubs, with multiple levels playing everything from rock and jazz to Brazilian samba and electro. Be sure to make a reservation — it’s a favorite among the locals.
. . . shopping at the Fiera de São Cristóvão, offering an authentic experience of regional culture. Grab a bite of Brazilian cuisine — such as carne de sol (a cured, salted beef) — while perusing the crafts and clothing, or take a seat and enjoy the live Brazilian music.
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. . . sunbathing at Copacabana Beach — more than 4 kilometers of Brazilian waves and sand, situated between two historic forts and lined by an original 1930s black-andwhite paved promenade. Stick around for the vibrant nightlife at nearby clubs after the sun goes down.
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Hotels + Hotspots
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HOTEL OCHO, TORONTO, CANADA
With exposed wood beams, Danish-style furniture and spare decor, Hotel Ocho is a modernist’s dream. Yet the carefully restored building actually dates back to the early 1900s. With just 12 rooms and a large shared space for lounging, eating and mingling, the structure’s attitude is more akin to that of an urban apartment building than a hotel. The only downside: You’ll eventually have to return home. 22
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Silk markets, ancient temples, quiet boat rides, unusual Chinese delicacies: They’re all within reach during a stay at this lakeside village resort. With airy guest rooms, familystyle villas, down bedding and private dining spaces, the retreat offers all you need to feel at home, but its Zen quality will take you blissfully far from reality.
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Spaces at this recently renovated, five-story Edwardian hotel are an energetic play of color and texture, but there’s more to the scene than pretty pillows and patterns. The rooms take their cues from the landmarks of the neighborhood — the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Royal Albert Hall, to name a few — with design schemes evoking botany, geometry and music. Between the wine room (with space to dine), cosmopolitan restaurant, and drawing rooms for tea and pastries, you’ll relish the finery of both the Old World and the new.
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Style + Substance
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WEARPANDA These shades are doubly cool: The designs offer fresh takes on retro silhouettes, and for every pair purchased, someone in need is restored to sight with an eye exam and glasses. wearpanda.com Use code SELAMTA for a 10-percent discount.
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BAMBOO REVOLUTION Pairing simple leather straps with grainy bamboo faces, these wristwatches feel modern yet timeless. Better still, the company gives a percentage of its earnings to the sub-Saharan reforestation initiatives of Greenpop. bamboorevolutionsa.com
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ZURI BIKES Sustainable materials? Check. Smart, stylish design? Yep. Jobs for the local African community? You got it. Based in Germany, Zuri Bikes works with small-scale African manufacturer Zambikes to create frames made of bamboo and aluminum. From a crop thatâ€™s grown and harvested in Zambia, the best stalks are handpicked, formed into frames, hand-signed, and then whisked to Germany for additional components and finishing touches. The result: a work of functional art that saves emissions and creates endorphin-induced happiness. zuribikes.com
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of his lengthy, nearly 700-page autobiography, former
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew shares a fascinating anecdote. He candidly chronicles a debate he participated in during the late 1960s, at a dinner gathering of Commonwealth nations. Seated around the room were leaders of several African and Asian countries, most of whom had recently become free from British colonial rule. The conversation surrounded the way forward, including what type of economic and trade policies should be pursued in the years to come. While some of his African peers argued for protectionism and nationalization of industries, the then-youthful leader of Singapore’s government argued that opening up to free markets and global trade were the only ways to ensure rapid economic growth. As Kuan Yew has since convincingly argued, Singapore’s stunning success in the ensuing decades is proof that his was the right approach. Now 90, the elderly Singaporean statesman must feel vindicated by the number of African nations that are looking to his country’s legacy — and that of other Southeast Asian nations — as the best economic models to emulate. Asian countries are not only serving as an example for their African counterparts, but they are also increasingly becoming customers, investors and partners in Africa’s economic rise. Although each continent’s complex diversity makes it nearly impossible to describe the economic activity between them in a single summary, several important trends are shaping the flow of trade and investment. Insightful businesses and policymakers are recognizing and capitalizing on these trends to create opportunities that will benefit the economies of both continents.
CHINA’S CHANGING ROLE The biggest player driving the increase in trade activity between Africa and Asia over the past decade has undoubtedly been China. Since 2009, China has surpassed the United States as Africa’s largest single national trading partner. Africa’s trade with China totaled close to US$200 billion in 2012, compared to $95 billion in U.S.-Africa trade. Natural resources — primarily minerals, oil and gas — account for the vast majority of goods shipped from Africa to China, while exports to Africa from China are mostly manufactured goods. Africa’s trade relationship with other Asian countries follows a similar pattern, and yet those relationships are evolving. As revealed by recent Asian investment trends, many Asian businesses and governments are realizing that some of the biggest opportunities in Africa lie beyond the extractive industries. The $3-billion China-Africa Development Fund holds a diversified portfolio that includes power utilities, ports, manufacturing plants and farming interests across the African continent. Another Chinese firm, the Hong Kong– based Shanghai Zendai, is investing nearly $8 billion to develop a new financial-services district in a Johannesburg suburb, with hopes of becoming Africa’s answer to Wall Street and Canary Wharf. Numerous other Chinese firms are devoting significant resources to long-term industrial operations in Africa. These activities, along with increasing diplomatic ties, are changing the perception that China is only interested in a one-sided relationship with Africa based on natural-resource extraction. In a March 2013 article reviewing the state of China-Africa relations, The Economist reported that “China’s image in Africa, once marred by suspicion, is changing,” and that “a growing number of Africans say the Chinese create jobs, transfer skills and spend money in local economies.” Perceptions in China are also changing, as a later article in the same magazine states: “Africa is now more often seen by Chinese firms as a place to do business other than digging stuff out of the ground.”
Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, are also present across the emerging African business landscape. African firms seeking industrial technology, manufacturing partnerships or growth capital are increasingly looking eastward and finding solutions that are often more suitable to their needs than what can be found in the West. In 2011, Malaysia, which already has extensive business ties with South Africa, hosted the Malaysia-Africa Business Forum as a platform to extend its connections into the rest of the continent. Even tiny Singapore is making an effort to claim its stake of the growing intercontinental trade pie. Companies such as instant-noodle-maker Tolaram and agribusiness giant Olam are examples of Singaporean businesses whose significant investments in African countries are allowing them to tap into new consumer markets and supply sources. CONNECTING TO GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS THROUGH ASIA Over the past two decades, much progress has also been made in Europe and North America toward lowering trade barriers to African goods. New policies — intended to kickstart African competitiveness in industries such as apparel manufacturing — have allowed African firms to export their products dutyfree to markets in the United States and the European Union.
AFRICA INCREASINGLY ON ASIA’S BUSINESS RADAR Other Asian countries are also realizing the diverse business opportunities that Africa offers. Although India’s $70 billion of annual trade with Africa is far less than China’s, the country has a significant, broad-based presence on the continent. Indians have been trading in Africa for more than two centuries, and Indian firms can be found operating across virtually every industry. Automotive firms Tata and Mahindra are increasingly popular among African buyers, while telecom giant Bharti Airtel has invested more than $10 billion in its African operations. march/april 2014
However, most African countries have struggled to take advantage of these trade benefits and compete in the global marketplace. The main challenge relates to trade logistics, which determine the cost of getting goods to and from the factory gate. “African countries have among the highest trading costs in the world,” confirmed a 2010 report on Africa’s trade competitiveness, prepared by the Brookings Institution. These trading costs are being reduced through investments in transportation infrastructure. However, having improved trade logistics is still not enough to enable African firms to compete globally in industries such as apparel and electronics. African producers continue to face major challenges connecting with wholesale buyers and international production supply chains. This is where Africa can benefit from Asia’s decades of experience dominating the global market for light manufacturing. As manufacturing costs increase in southern China and many Southeast Asian countries, the region’s tight-knit manufacturing networks are looking to shift manufacturing capacity to lower-cost countries. African countries offer not only lower operating costs but also favorable trading terms with the West. According to Henok Assefa of Precise Consult, a leading Ethiopian consulting firm, “With duty-free, quotafree access to the U.S. and EU markets already in hand, [Africa’s] manufacturing sector is well positioned to absorb some of the basic manufacturing jobs being shed in East Asia due to rising labor costs.” An example of this phenomenon can be seen on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the Chinese footwear conglomerate Huajian Group has established a new factory. The company plans to spend $2 billion over the next 10 years to create a manufacturing base that will employ up to 100,000 Ethiopians. In an interview with The Guardian last year, Huajian Vice President Helen Hai explained that her company’s ambition is to create “a new cluster of shoe making [there]” in order to build the entire supply chain on African soil. Huajian’s Ethiopian operation is already producing shoes for major American and European brands such as Clarks and Naturalizer, and future plans call for expansion into the production of handbags and other leather accessories. Eyeing Ethiopia’s abundant supply of leather, other Asian 30
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footwear manufacturers are also considering the country for a possible future manufacturing base. As Africa’s emerging manufacturing sector connects with Asia’s established global supply chains, technology skills and economic growth opportunities are being shared. LOOKING FORWARD From Jakarta to Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur to Kinshasa, Africa and Asia are connecting like never before. Despite a volatile global economic climate, the increased trade and investment occurring along the new Africa-Asia trade corridors promise to create a myriad of growth opportunities for business people on both continents who are willing to explore new territories. —Amanuel Mengistu is Selamta’s executive editor.
GROUND By Nell McShane Wulfhart
Asian airlines have long headed “world’s best” lists, thanks to top-of-theline service and amenities that have been cut from many of their North American and European counterparts. But what happens when you get off the plane?
THE PHARMACY provides the first clue. Then there’s the dry-cleaning service, followed by the free showers. And suddenly it clicks: You’re not in Europe or Africa or North America anymore. Welcome to the wonderful world of Asian airports. Singapore Changi, Incheon International (in Seoul, home to the above amenities) and Hong Kong International consistently win “world’s best airport” awards. These three, with their excellent customer service and ability to anticipate needs you never even knew you had, leave the world’s other airports in the dust.
HUMANS VERSUS CATTLE OR GOATS It’s their way of managing size while upholding service that distinguishes the world’s best airports from their counterparts. Changi (50 million passengers per year), Incheon (38 million) and Hong Kong (57 million) are some of the world’s busiest airports, yet passengers are never treated like an unfortunate side effect of running a successful operation.
New York’s JFK, by comparison, also sees almost 50 million passengers a year, yet it’s regularly derided for its labyrinthine layout, unfriendly staff and knack for making passengers feel like cattle being herded from one place to another. Despite the sheer volume, Asia’s airports have developed special services to help those passing through to feel at home. At Incheon, special rooms have been set aside for nursing mothers to breastfeed with privacy. In Hong Kong, passengers leaving the city can simply drop their bags at the train station
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Singapore Changi boasts everything from its Skytrain — the first autoguided system in Asia — to its rainforest-like baggage claim and clean, modern spaces.
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ED / / / downtown to be checked onto their departing flights. And those wandering Changi airport with a lost or confused look on their face will likely be approached by a smiling, helpful presence known as a CEA (Changi Experience Agent) — one of more than 200 such individuals whose sole job is to walk the airport halls looking for passengers in distress. The CEAs offer assistance of all sorts, and it’s this dedication to humanizing the airport experience that makes Changi distinctive. “Singapore’s airport is by far the best,”
agrees Shanghai-based fashion designer Nicolas Laville. “It’s peaceful, and you don’t feel like a goat waiting in the queue for immigration.” Improving the airport experience takes time and money, but making sure passengers feel like people (and not goats)? That’s priceless. Seoul gets credit for making lines at immigration short and sweet. Waiting times average 12 minutes for those arriving in Korea (versus a 45-minute international average) and 19 minutes for those departing (compared to a march/april 2014
60-minute international average). Efficiency is the name of the game at Incheon, as is hygiene. For the fun of it, try to spot a piece of litter on the ground or a dirty seat at this airport that often tops the Skytrax “Cleanest Terminal” list. And passengers exhausted after a long flight will be pleased to find quiet, peaceful (and free) rest areas in three of four terminals at Changi. No uncomfortable rows of seats with solderedin-place armrests here; these lounge chairs have both head and leg rests for comfortable horizontal lounging, and even partitions between them for maximum privacy. OUT AND ABOUT But no matter how stellar the airport’s service and comforts may be, a long layover can bore the pants off a traveler. So at Changi, the airport provides free two-hour tours of Singapore to travelers whose itineraries allot at least five hours between flights. Or, passengers who prefer lounging to sightseeing can head up to the Transit Hotel’s rooftop in Terminal 1, where access to the pool, Jacuzzi and showers is free to hotel guests and only US$14 for all others. Indeed, Asia’s airports offer a mix of sports and leisure activities that should please even the pickiest of travelers: a casino and ice-skating rink at Incheon; golfing at Hong Kong and Incheon; cultural crafting stations at Incheon and Changi; and, perhaps the most unique of all, Changi’s five themed gardens. “Changi has one of the largest collection of indoor gardens in Singapore,” says the airport’s Sherman Pun. “At any point in time, there are no less than 420,000 plants spanning 600 different species on display.” The grounds include orchid and sunflower gardens, as well as a butterfly garden that boasts more than a thousand winged inhabitants. And for those seeking a chance to sit back and catch a recent flick, each of the airports shelters its own movie theater. Hong Kong’s IMAX — the world’s first airport IMAX theater — screens both 2D 34
CHARMINGLY QUIRKY Possibly the thing that truly differentiates airports in Asia from their competitors is that they simply never stop trying — even when those efforts occasionally take a turn for the bizarre. In October 2007, Incheon held a long-drive golf
competition on its third runway in anticipation of the runway’s completion. Not to be outdone, Changi raced a Porsche against a Boeing 747 down a runway in 2009, in support of the Singapore Grand Prix. The 747 finished second. It’s long past time for airports in other parts of the world to catch the tailwind of such efforts and step up their game, because when it comes to travel in Asia, the airports are destinations in themselves. The next time you book a flight to or from the continent, you just might find yourself choosing the one with the long layover.
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and 3D movies; Seoul’s theater screens international hits alongside a healthy serving of hallyu (the Korean “wave” of pop culture) films; and Singapore has two theaters, both of which show blockbusters 24 hours a day (and both of which are free, making a 30-minute pop-in perfectly possible).
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//////// In addition to intricate architectural detailing, giant bay windows and hallmark efficiency, Hong Kong International also claims a golf course and the worldâ€™s first airport IMAX theater.
Seoul’s Incheon International is frequently touted for its cleanliness and impressive efficiency, though passengers with a long layover can also enjoy a trip to the airport’s casino, ice-skating rink, golf course or theater.
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A A masterpiece by British architecture firm Foster+Partners, Beijing International’s Terminal 3 opened just before the 2008 Olympics. Accentuating China’s national colors of red and yellow, the building calls to mind an enormous, 3-kilometer-long dragon.
B Extravagance is on display the moment passengers enter Dubai International Airport, boasting the world’s largest duty-free shop (at 5,400 square meters) as well as shopping kiosks offering actual gold bars for purchase.
C Designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is known for its eclectic and unmistakable beauty (think Islamic-esque domes and vaulted wooden ceilings with small, star-like spotlights). What’s more, the main terminal building also features a natural Malaysian rainforest, created in cooperation with the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia.
D No. 1 for outdoorsy types, Zurich Airport is surrounded by 12 miles of walking/cycling trails. Walking poles and bikes can be rented by those who want to spend their layover out in the fresh Swiss air.
F Schiphol Amsterdam Airport packs a powerful punch in its one-terminal hub, engaging passengers with the world’s first airport library and the only museum to be annexed in an airport (the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, showcasing the works of Dutch masters).
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E Rather than fill its food court with American airport standards such as pizza and pretzels, San Francisco International made the smart move to tap into the city’s local food scene. Nearly all the food-and-beverage venues here are outposts of San Francisco restaurants and bars, such as Perry’s, a San Fran institution.
The nakaoroshi (intermediate wholesalers) examine frozen tuna at Tsukiji â€” Japan's largest fish market â€” prior to the morning's auction. 40
in the raw TOKYOâ€™S SUSHI, FROM PORT TO PLATE.
BY RE BECCA M ILNE R | PHOTOS BY GO TAKAYAM A
begins before dawn. Throughout the night, thousands of trucks make their way down center-city streets to the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, commonly known as Tsukiji. They come bearing delicacies like uni (sea urchin roe), light and smooth as whipped cream; jewel-like ikura (salmon roe) that break open on the tongue; and awabi (abalone) still writhing in their shells. There are more exotic specimens, too, such as the pillowy livers of anko (anglerfish), grotesque hunter of the deep seas; and the pearly, brain-like swirls of shirako (cod milt).
SUSH I I N TOKYO
Nigiri-zushi (hand-shaped sushi) originated in Tokyo, although the fish at Tsukiji (left) is no longer sourced directly from Tokyo Bay (below). Rather, the world’s best tuna makes its way to the market each morning from sources as far away as New York and Cape Town.
is often said about Tsukiji: If it lives in the sea and is edible, it is here. In the evening, well-heeled Tokyoites will pay hundreds of dollars to sink their teeth into raw fish, a pleasure that seems almost prosaic in its hunter-gather simplicity. What they’re really paying for is the accumulated, hereditary knowledge that ensures that the best fish in the world winds up in the hands of the city’s best chefs. And it all starts at Tsukiji. “The fishmongers are specialists in what they do,” explains Yukari Sakamoto, author of Food Sake Tokyo. “Just as a doctor can diagnose patients, fishmongers are trained, and their experience allows them to grade seafood as sashimi-grade or not.” Sushi simply means raw fish on rice (sashimi is raw fish without rice). There are many kinds, such as chirashi-zushi, a smattering of toppings on a bowl of rice. Most restaurants, however — from Tokyo to New York to London — specialize in nigiri-zushi. Literally meaning “hand-formed sushi,” this is the kind that is molded with both hands in that hypnotic back-and-forth motion that gives sushi-making the aura of an ancient ritual. The result: a gently arching slab of fish mounted on a bite-sized pedestal of rice. Nigiri-zushi (pronounced “nee-gee-ree,” with a hard “g”) originated in Tokyo and is a relatively recent development. For most of its thousand-plus-year history, sushi wasn’t about freshness at all. It was about preservation. The combination of rice and salt (later swapped for vinegar) was selected for its fermenting properties rather than flavor. Nigiri-zushi was a product of the modern city, created by street vendors in the 19th century for a busy populace that couldn’t wait for the fish to ferment. Improved sanitary conditions helped. So did the fact that Tokyo was located right on a bay with a ready supply of fresh fish. Twentieth-century development of the waterfront means that fish is no longer sourced from Tokyo Bay; on the flipside, the development of the highway system means Tokyoites can now get their uni from the shores of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido. The cuisine is constantly evolving with the times.
THE CUISINE IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING WITH THE TIMES.
Asia DAWN AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST FISH MARKET The city streets are now drained of their neon lights and crowds, and men in tracksuits and down vests, knit beanies and rubber boots unload styrofoam crates of fish on ice from the market’s truck bay and drag giant, frozen tuna across the ground with metal hooks. Coming to their aid are a flotilla of minor forms of transport: wheelbarrows and wooden handcarts, diminutive forklifts and a motorized trolley, which is driven forward, backward and sideways one-handed through the market’s narrow passageways. As the world’s largest fish market (five times the size of Tokyo’s baseball stadium and visited by some 40,000 people daily), Tsukiji is the picture of organized chaos. It’s a short walk from Tokyo’s posh Ginza district — close enough for those in rubber boots and those in Louboutins to occasionally share a sidewalk — but the difference is night and day. The market is a low-slung complex with a corrugated metal roof and cobblestone paths, built in 1935 and an anomaly in a city forever striving for the fashionable and the new. Tatsuo Sato arrives at Tsukiji around 4 a.m. He’s a nakaoroshi, one of the intermediate wholesalers who purchase fish from the big auction houses to sell to the sushi chefs who visit the market each morning. There are 669 nakaoroshi at Tsukiji and about one-third of them deal in maguro (Bluefin tuna). Sato is one of them. Each day, the market moves about 1,800 tons of seafood, resulting in approximately US$15 million in sales. But far and away, the biggest moneymaker is maguro. On the floor of the auction room, hundreds of tuna lie side by side. Tuna from Australia and Cape Town, Ireland and New York. Tuna that crossed oceans in the cargo bellies of passenger planes.
Each day, Tsukiji market moves about 1,800 tons of seafood, resulting in approximately US$15 million in sales. Some of the tuna — chosen by examining it for exceptional fattiness — will sell at auction for more than $10,000.
“EVERY TUNA IS DIFFERENT. THE AUCTION IS A GAMBLE.” —TATSUO SATO, MARKET WHOLESALER
“GOOD SUSHI DOESN’T FALL APART WHEN YOU EAT IT.” —SHOJIRO YOSHINO, SUSHI CHEF
Tuna from Japan too: The Japanese consider the best tuna to be from Oma, a small town in the northern Aomori prefecture where fishing is still done by hand. Increasingly, there is also farmed tuna, which is likely to dominate the market in the future, given the increasing global demand and dwindling number of wild-caught tuna. They’re big beasts, slick and round, with a row of spikes lining the ridge between the fins and the tail. Sato points out a particularly large specimen, weighing in at 313 kilograms. The nakaoroshi, identifiable by small plaques pinned to their caps, weave up and down the aisles examining the fish, trying to estimate how much they’re worth. At their disposal: a flashlight (for peering down the middle of the gutted fish) and a small, hooked pick. Some of the tuna will sell for more than $10,000, though no one will know if each was worth it until after the fish is sold and cut open. “Every tuna is different. The auction is a gamble,” says Sato, age 50, who started working in the market at age 18. To aid the nakaoroshi, the auction houses rank the tuna based on their own estimates. The tails are also severed to allow a small section of meat to be inspected. Sato is concerned with color (a healthy blush is ideal) and fat content. The more fat, the more of the prized o-toro — the marbled, fatty, melt-in-your-mouth meat cut from the belly — the fish is likely to contain. “I learn by doing,” says Sato, giving a frozen tuna a good thwack with his pick, testing for resistance. “Fat doesn’t freeze,” he explains. The auction begins at 5:30 a.m. with the ringing of a bell. The auctioneer chants and the nakaoroshi respond with a series of finger signs that look, to the layman, like shadow puppets. Approximately every seven seconds, a tuna will be sold. FIVE GENERATIONS OF EXPERTISE At 7 a.m., Masatoshi Yoshino gets on his scooter and drives the 10 minutes to Tsukiji from his home in Nihonbashi. There, he makes his rounds as a sushi chef with an eye for quality, visiting the same 10 or so vendors as usual. “Every morning, I go to the market and do my best to pick out the most delicious fish to serve to my customers,” Yoshino says. Sometimes he buys exactly what he planned to buy. Sometimes he’ll pick something up on the recommendation of a nakaoroshi. “We work together,” says Yoshino of his relationship with the market middlemen. It is a relationship he inherited from his father. Yoshino, 46, is the fifth-generation chef at Yoshino-zushi Honten. Unlike the typical caricature of the sushi chef — taciturn and exacting — Yoshino effuses warmth and playfulness, eyes twinkling. He’s not fussy about rules or etiquette. “If people eat and enjoy, that’s good,” he says. Yoshino-zushi Honten is a family business, opened in 1879. Yoshino’s father, 73-year-old sushi chef Shojiro Yoshino, still lends a hand at the counter; his wife and mother work behind the scenes. (The sixth-generation Yoshino, still in junior high school, hasn’t
Masatoshi Yoshino proudly serves as his familyâ€™s fifth-generation sushi chef. He and his wife and son live with his parents above the restaurant, Yoshino-zushi Honten (left), which was established in 1879.
IN A FEW SHORT HOURS, ANOTHER DAY AT TSUKIJI WILL BEGIN.
The nigiri-zushi (hand-shaped sushi) toppings at Yoshino-zushi Honten change slightly each day, depending on the morning's market offerings. Shown here, a selection of squid, different types of tuna, conger eel, and rolled egg, shrimp and cucumber rolls. 48
yet made up his mind if he will follow in his father’s footsteps.) The family lives above the shop — a common practice a century ago but not so much today. The chefs at Yoshino-zushi Honten have been making nigirizushi for almost as long as nigiri-zushi has existed. “Good sushi is sushi that doesn’t fall apart when you eat it,” explains the elder Yoshino. “You should be able to pick it up, dip it in soy sauce, and then, when it’s in your mouth, the rice should separate into individual grains.” Both father and son trained for years before they earned a spot behind the counter. It’s not just that the execution needs to be flawless; it needs to be second nature, done by touch and not sight, so that the chef can keep up an uninterrupted banter with the diners across the counter while he makes their food. At Yoshino-zushi there are about 40 different sushi toppings to choose from, including alien-looking shellfish; glittering, silver-skinned kohada, the younger Yoshino’s personal favorite; and seasonal treats like buri (adult yellowtail), a surprisingly rich white-fleshed fish pulled from the frigid waters of the Japan Sea. There are two ways to order at a sushi restaurant: a la carte or omakase — a course of dishes selected by the chef. Ordering omakase is certainly the easiest. However, one of the charms of sushi, the elder Yoshino believes, is that you can eat exactly what you want, when you want, letting whim and fancy take over. The dinner hour at Yoshino-zushi is now in full swing. Men and women fill the dozen seats at the counter, drinking beer from dainty glass cups. As Yoshino places a variety of meticulous cuts of fish in front of each one, small cries of delight ripple throughout the space. In a few short hours, another day at Tsukiji will begin, and the Bluefin tuna that Yoshino handpicks will become yet another masterpiece of flavor, texture and presentation — the best fish in the world in the capable hands of one of Tokyo’s finest.
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The Ambassador of Batik Promoting an ancient Malaysian art form. |
n a balmy afternoon in a quiet, leafy neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur, Emilia Tan stands tranquilly in her outdoor pavilion studio, hovering over a 2-meter stretch of white silk cloth. She stands nearly motionless, except for the graceful movements of her right hand, which is holding a copper-tipped canting — a pen-like instrument used to drizzle molten wax across the fabric’s surface. Later, the cloth will be dyed with various colors and then boiled in water to dissolve the wax. The final product will be an original work of batik art, produced in virtually the same way that Malaysian artists have been making batik for centuries. Emilia Tan is one of a large number of batik artists plying their trade across Southeast Asia. But she is also a retailer, magazine publisher, event organizer, educator and relentless promoter of the batik craft in Malaysia and around the world. Her entrepreneurial energy and passion have given her an influence far beyond her young age of 32. If there were a United Nations of Batik, Tan could definitely serve there as Malaysia’s ambassador. While the dye-resist method of decorating cloth with wax can be found all over the world, its origins have not been clearly identified. The practice has been traced to early centuries A.D. in India and China, but the most well-established tradition of batik can be found in Indonesia, where the canting batik pen is thought to have been invented in the 12th century.
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Batik artist Emilia Tan, as seen through the reflection of her studio’s window.
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Tan creates her beautiful floral prints — among other designs — using a coppertipped canting pen that drizzles hot wax across a fabric’s surface.
Batik is now part of the rich artistic heritage of the Southeast Asian region. In contemporary Malaysia, the batik tradition can be found in leading art galleries, interior design showrooms and fashion retailers. Tan’s shop and studio, myBatik, is one of many batik retailers in Malaysia’s capital city. Her studio also serves as headquarters for her quarterly magazine, myBatik, which is distributed across Malaysia and internationally. The magazine features interviews with batik artists from around the world, articles about batik history and colorful batik fashion spreads. Tan began her creative journey as a young girl. What she describes as her “obsession” with art emerged while she was an elementary-school student. After
graduating from high school in 1999, Tan took off on a two-year adventure, traveling through Asia and Australia, absorbing the artistic traditions and learning about the cultures. Upon returning to Malaysia in 2001, Tan studied textile and fashion design at the Malaysian Institute of Art, where she first encountered the batik art form. While being tutored by two of Malaysia’s most respected batik artists, Fatimah Chik and Samsuddin bin Abu Bakar, Tan developed her own style, gaining inspiration from Australian Aboriginal art as well as traditional Malaysian themes and the European impressionist tradition. Within a few years, Tan had set up shop in a small, home-based studio in Kuala Lumpur, where her batik creations
attracted paying customers and garnered several awards. Eventually she moved into a shop based in the city’s National Textile Museum, which raised her profile even more. More recently, she has expanded into a 3,700-square-meter facility that includes a shop, courtyard, gallery and workshop. The myBatik compound hosts visitors for free painting sessions, including children’s groups and patients from local hospitals. Tan is an ambassador for batik internationally as well — hosting tours to India and Thailand to connect batik artists and retailers with creative and business opportunities. Truly, Tan is helping to build a worldwide fascination far beyond Southeast Asia for this beautiful, ancient art form. march/april 2014
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Accra An afternoon at the beach. |
BY G L E N NA G O R D O N
kwaaba!” This phrase means “you are welcome here” in Ashanti — one of the local languages in Ghana — and you’ll hear it over and over again. Surely no one is more welcoming than Ghanaians, and few places are more welcoming than the urban beach capital of Accra. 9 a.m. Agriculture is a mainstay in Ghana, with even the smallest roadside stand offering fresh pineapple, coconuts, mangoes and more. So start the day with a smoothie at 01 Nourish Lab. Those made with coconut milk are especially refreshing. 10 a.m. Jump in a taxi and head to the water. You’ll be glad for that smoothie’s nourishment as you climb the many stairs of the 02 Jamestown Lighthouse for a panoramic view of Accra, the Gold Coast and the Atlantic Ocean. (Tickets are less than a dollar.) From there, it’s not far to 03 Independence Square. Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to become independent of colonial rule, and today it remains a regional powerhouse and democratic leader. The Independence Arch, crowned with Ghana’s famous Black Star (often considered a lodestar, guiding the rest of Africa forward), provides a perfect photo opportunity. 12 p.m. Since you’re at the water’s edge, make sure you don’t miss out on some real beach time. For just 5 cedis (about US$3), visit 04 Labadi Beach (also called La Pleasure Beach) — a strip of coast that’s always packed. Many beaches in Accra are not well maintained, but Labadi has all
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the amenities. On the weekends, you can listen to musicians play for tips, or even take a horse ride along the breaking waves. 1:30 p.m. When you’re ready for a break from the crowds, head to the 04 Labadi Beach Hotel for a tranquil, luxurious lunch. The lunch buffet is 64 cedis and includes international and Ghanaian treats. There’s always a Ghanaian dish of the day, as well as lamb, chicken, pork, and a variety of fresh salads and rice side dishes. Or for a cheaper option, grab a stick of grilled meat on the beach for only a few cedis. Add a side of fries with pepper sauce, and the whole meal won’t cost more than 10 cedis. But be careful: They aren’t joking when they say the pepper sauce is very hot. Then, after lunch, head back to the beach. Grab a lounge chair and an umbrella for a mid-day rest, or jump in the bathtub-warm water and go for a swim. 4:00 p.m. Just east of the central business district is the neighborhood 05 Osu, with its lively street scene and great shop-
ping. The street stands are filled with purses, dresses and other goods made from Kente cloth (the brightly colored and geometrically patterned, hand-woven cloth for which Ghana is known), as well as wooden masks, jewelry and other local arts. Prices can start high, but take your time and haggle. It’s the Ghanaian way, and the process is half the fun. For higher-end goods and a more conventional shopping situation, check out the fair-trade shop 06 Global Mama for clothes, accessories, cards and books, or the regional fabric chain 07 Woodin for high-fashion African fabrics and premade clothes with an international flair. 7 p.m. Head to 08 Buka, an upscale African restaurant in Osu. Try grilled tilapia with kelewele (fried sweet plantains). The fish will be served to you whole, with the skin crisped by the grill and flavored with salt, lime and pepper sauce. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, sample orisirisi stew with egusi — a spicy soup made with beef and liver and ac-
Labadi Beach (above) offers visitors a chance for a sundrenched rest or swim, while the Independence Arch (below) teaches of Ghana’s past.
companied by ground melon seeds. 9 p.m. Just down the road from Buka, end the night with a drink at 09 Republic, a popular hotspot with many outside tables for great people-watching. The crowd is full of young, hip Ghanaians, as well as an international contingent. Take a peek at the decorations — photos of Ghana from the 1960s and ’70s — while you sip on a mixed drink made with cane juice. Try the Frozen Harmattan. This blend of coconut-flavored sugar-cane spirits, lime and brown sugar is a special treat. The Coco Batida is similar, but with ice cream and chocolate added into the mix if you’re in a dessert kind of mood. 11 p.m. Retire to 10 La Villa Boutique Hotel, a lovely mid-price option near the city’s center. It’ll be too late now, but make sure to squeeze in a quick swim at some point in the outdoor pool, surrounded by palm trees and lounge chairs. Housed in the former Russian Embassy, this sleek and tasteful boutique hotel is the perfect place to end your night — and start your next day. —Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer who splits her time between West Africa and New York. In addition to her own photo projects, she also covers news and features, does work for NGOs, and trains photographers in Africa. march/april 2014
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Sushi Goes Rogue Flavors fuse at a South African sushi bar. |
outh African” and “Japanese” are not two words — let alone cuisines — you typically put together. And indeed, the Blackanese Sushi and Wine Bar, a new restaurant in Johannesburg’s trendy Maboneng Precinct, sounds more like the punch line to a politically incorrect joke. But Vusi Kunene, a South African who opened the restaurant in 2012, is taking his food seriously. There is good reason to visit the fusion restaurant, where dishes hit their mark as a seamless and convincing blend of African and Asian. A California roll is made with small slices of biltong (jerky) — a beloved staple in meat-crazed South Africa — and paired with fresh salmon and fat chunks of avocado. A strawberry rainbow roll is a refreshing medley of crunchy cucumber and savory, pistachio-green avocado, topped with an invigorating strawberry slice and a dusting of chili spice. The salmon is pink and fresh and the bean curd honey-sweet. However, Kunene is no purist. He liberally uses mayonnaise — Japanese mayonnaise, he insists — in his sushi rolls.
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Vusi Kunene, the 29-year-old South African chef behind Johannesburg’s Blackanese Sushi and Wine Bar.
BY ST E P HAN I E F I N D L AY
At the Blackanese, flavors of a traditional South African braai fuse with that of Japanese sushi-with-a-twist.
“I make sushi to accommodate the African market,” says the 29-year-old chef, wearing a crisp black-collared shirt and cut-off jeans. “It’s very important,” he says, adding, “we’ve introduced a lot of people to sushi.” Kunene never believed he would end up a chef. Raised by a single mom who sold vegetables in the eastern province of Mpumalanga, he dropped out of school at 17 and moved to Johannesburg. “I was hustling,” he says, a euphemism for scrounging for cash. Kunene, a fit man with a brilliant smile, says he worked as a car guard, then in construction, before landing in the hospitality industry in Cape Town, the country’s culinary capital. He dove into sushi after working at a Japanese restaurant, where he admired the chefs and the elaborate, precise dishes they created. But Kunene saw an opportunity for an African twist. In 2007, he started a pop-up sushi
When one businessman asked what part of Japan Kunene is from, Kunene replied: “I’m not Japanese. I’m Blackanese.” The name stuck.
stand, appearing at business functions and food markets. As the legend goes, when one businessman asked what part of Japan Kunene is from, Kunene replied: “I’m not Japanese. I’m Blackanese.” The name stuck. Now, Kunene has set up a permanent shop in Maboneng Precinct, a district in Johannesburg that’s known for gourmet night markets, avant-garde art studios and modern condominiums. At the Blackanese, tucked away in a corner on 20 Kruger Street, chop sticks decorate the black walls, wine barrels cut in half double as tables, and overhead lights are fashioned out of upside-down miso soup bowls. The one-of-a-kind restaurant has been embraced by the city and beyond, with customers eager to try something other than the offerings of more traditional Japanese restaurants. Kunene was even featured in a television advertisement for the widely popular Hansa beer. Around 6 p.m. on one bustling summer Saturday, Kunene sets up his fish braai — an outdoor, open-fire
barbecue made from a 200-liter oil drum. As the charcoal heats up, he dices red and green chilies and prepares a sauce for the shrimp and angel fish, brought fresh from off the Mozambique coast. With a big paintbrush, Kunene lathers the fish and prawns with the sauce before tossing them on the grill. As pulsating African music radiates down the street, it’s joined by the aroma of smoke and buttery shrimp. The fusion of sound and scene, of Asian and African flavors, signals the launch of another evening, and the Blackanese is soon full. Kunene has big dreams for the future, spanning everything from opening more restaurants to beginning a sushi academy that specializes in his unique approach. One thing’s for sure: A fair dash of creativity — the ingredient that led to Kunene’s success — will be added to every dish, and idea, to come. —Stephanie Findlay is a freelance journalist living in Johannesburg who has a passion for new things, great food and even greater stories. march/april 2014
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Impact Investing BY SAM U E L I M E N D E
Daniel Gizaw faces an exciting challenge. His firm, dVentus Technologies, is a clean-energy company based in Ethiopia with promising prospects but a need for growth capital. ¶ Daniel’s journey to innovation in Ethiopia’s energy sector began during his tenure as an engineer in the American automotive industry. He initially established a company in the United States in 2001 and partnered with the engineering faculty at Addis Ababa University to increase the company’s technical capacity.
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Ecosystems for impact in Africa. |
As Ethiopia’s economy picked up steam, Daniel shifted his base to Addis Ababa and launched dVentus Technologies. There, he focuses on system integration for renewable energy projects and advanced transportation. With significant outside investment, dVentus faces unlimited potential as an early player in the clean-energy sector, where the impact of providing energy to millions is untold. This arena is known as “impact investing” — focusing on industries that deliver significant financial and social or environmental impact to improve the welfare of those at the base of the pyramid. Those industries include: sustainable agriculture and consumer products, clean technology, access to clean water, and affordable housing, education and health care. About 65 percent of impact investors expect market-level financial return from their involvement, while the other 35 percent prioritize social and environmental impact (and are satisfied with belowmarket-level financial returns). The scope of the impact market is promising for investors. A study by JP Morgan, which focused on five of the above target industries, projected an investment opportunity of US$400 billion to $1 trillion and a gain of $183 to $667 billion (after recouping that investment) by 2020. Impact investing in Africa From a sample of U.S. and European investors in 2010, only 30 percent had made investments in Africa, and 45 percent of those investments were exclusive to South Africa. Through increased exposure and collaboration, however, investments are now shifting toward sub-Saharan Africa, and up to 60 active impact funds exist in the region as of May 2013. One example of such impact investments is Acumen Fund, an international nonprofit that’s working to erase poverty. Acumen Fund invested $2.1 million in Western Seed, which increases the productivity of low-income farmers in Kenya. RENEW is another organization that’s pioneering impact investing at the small/medium enterprise (SME)
Impact investing focuses on industries that deliver significant financial and social or environmental impact to improve the welfare of those at the base of the pyramid.
level in East Africa. “The investment community is trying to crack the code to get capital into SMEs,” says Laura Grazier, a partner at RENEW. “But the transaction costs are high.” For example, she explains, most SMEs in Africa don’t yet need $10 million in capital, but transaction costs for a $100,000 to $3 million deal are often just as high as for a $10 million investment. So, many impact investors ignore the SME level. Except, that is, the “angel investor” — an individual who takes on more risk in exchange for more potential upside — who might pool his or her capital with others to invest in a company for financial and social return. “We partner with the development community to make these [smaller] investments viable for angel investors,” Grazier explains, “thus unlocking capital for companies like dVentus.” The simple realities of doing business in Africa can also challenge investors. For example, although Ethiopia has improved access to credit information, there is still a credit and liquidity shortage. Organizations such as RENEW host groups of investors to check out opportunities in East Africa that are within their scope of interest. During these “econ-
tourism” trips, clients not only visit a business but also engage in cultural experiences and meet with influential leaders. One of RENEW’s clients is Dr. Andrew Umhau, a medical doctor in the Washington, D.C., area who was inspired by annual service trips to Haiti and by his affinity for the vibrant Ethiopian community in D.C. Umhau shared his reflections on RENEW’s blog: “Investing with RENEW allows me to maximize my own investments, put my money into something I understand and can visit if I want to, and that integrates many of my desires and interests — [including] a fascination with other cultures [and] an excitement about what is happening in the developing world.” Through RENEW’s facilitation, a North Carolina-based chapter of RENEW’s angel network made an investment into dVentus Technologies that is allowing the Ethiopia-based firm to prototype new smart grid solutions. The results of this investment include positioning the company for future rounds of capital and job creation. But the impact of providing reliable, efficient energy to millions of Ethiopians in the future is simply beyond measure. march/april 2014
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Rebel With a Cause Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu takes Addis Ababa footwear on a fast track to global recognition.
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu founded soleRebels as a way to create opportunities for people in the community in which she grew up.
( AL L ) CO U RT E SY O F SO L E R E B E L S
oleRebels’ meteoric rise from small-scale Addis Ababa shoe shop to Africa’s fastest-growing footwear brand is a unique tale of success — especially on this continent, where opportunities do not come easily to young entrepreneurs. Since the founding of her company in 2004, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu has garnered much media attention and multiple international awards for her distinctive approach to manufacturing. More impressive, however, has been the sales growth that has propelled soleRebels toward global-brand recognition. The company currently sells its shoes through numerous retail outlets, including 12 stand-alone stores across Asia and Europe, along with a robust e-commerce operation. By the end of the decade, soleRebels plans to open dozens more retail outlets, with a target of US$250 million in sales revenue. Although Ethiopia is slowly making a name for itself in the world of massproduced footwear, the rise of soleRebels does not fit neatly into this narrative. While much of the Ethiopian footwear industry focuses on readily available Ethiopian leather, soleRebels makes its shoes from nontraditional materials such as organic cotton, jute and hemp. These colorful sandals, slip-ons and laceup shoes are handmade, one at a time, through a low-tech, zero-carbon production process that emphasizes raw beauty over mechanized perfection. “It’s important to understand that at our core, soleRebels is an artisan-driven company,” Bethlehem says. Bethlehem, 33, was born and raised in Addis Ababa’s impoverished Zenebework area. Her mother and father worked as a cook and an electrician, respectively, and were a huge influence on her.
“It’s important to understand that at our core, soleRebels is an artisan-driven company.”
SoleRebels punctuates an age-old Ethiopian tradition of using recycled car tires for soles with vibrant, modern designs.
“They taught me the value of respect for one’s family and larger community,” she recalls. “The way they treated other people always struck me, as it was always in a manner that dignified and respected the person regardless of who they were.” Years later, this respect for human dignity would become a characteristic of Bethlehem’s approach to recruiting and training workers. After attending Addis Ababa’s Unity University and working for a time with various local leather and apparel producers, Bethlehem felt compelled to create opportunities for people in the community in which she grew up. “There were so many talented people there who could do great things if only given a chance,” she says about her neighbors and family members, many of whom could not even find simple jobs. Yet Bethlehem was opposed to setting up a charity organization. “I saw the devastating effect of aid and charity in terms of making people complacent and dependent,” she says. “I wanted to show people that if we all worked hard, we could have jobs that pay decently, and we could all start to feel the pride that comes with financing ourselves.” Bethlehem launched soleRebels on a plot of land owned by her grandmother. The initial designs of the shoes were inspired by the selate and barbasso sandals worn by the legendary Ethiopian soldiers who battled colonial occupation. The young company immediately began to develop its “green by heritage” ethos — capitalizing on environmentally sustainable practices that already existed in Ethiopia, such as the recycling of car tires to make sandals. “We are embracing these methods of production not because they’re the ‘in thing,’” Bethlehem says emphatically, “or because we held a focus group, or because
some marketing genius told us to be ‘green.’ We embrace these [practices] because they are integral parts of Ethiopia’s cultural fabric; they are by their essence sustainable and low impact; and — best of all — they make amazing products.” The commitment of soleRebels to sustainability extends beyond its products to its workers and entire production process. The company recently became the world’s first footwear brand to be fair-trade certified by the World Fair Trade Organization (a designation that certifies the sustainability of a company’s entire operation — not just its products). Today, soleRebels employs more than 100 workers who are paid over three times the industry average. While Bethlehem has achieved her dream of creating jobs for people in her community, she is far from satisfied. On the horizon is the construction of a state-of-the-art facility (to be built with eco-friendly materials and powered by renewable energy, of course) that will include a showroom for buyers and an “innovation center” to further develop the company’s sustainable production methods. While her company’s growth is just a tiny part of what is happening in Africa’s private sector, Bethlehem believes that soleRebels serves as inspiration to other young people on the continent. “I wanted to show that it is possible to be a local person, in Ethiopia and in Africa, and also be globally successful,” she says. “It is possible to deploy local resources while creating a market-leading global brand. And to do it all from scratch.” If the next generation of African entrepreneurs is able to take on the global marketplace with this kind of tenacity, the amazing success of soleRebels could be repeated many times over.
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SHANGHAI, CHINA Locals practice Taijiquan (tai chi) at the Bund, a popular tourist area across the Yangtze River from the Oriental Pearl Tower.
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2013: Banner year for Ethiopian Airlines Best Regional Airline in Africa
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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest-growing airline in Africa, has won the APEX Passenger Choice Award for â€œBest Regional Airline in Africa.â€?
With its uniquely Ethiopian-flavored African hospitality, the airline makes use of the highest-quality products and services to meet customer expectations.
The Passenger Choice Awards were created by the U.S.-based Airline Passenger Experience Association to give voice to airline passengers.
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Ways to Experience Malawi Firsthand BY AMY G U T T MAN
Although considered one of the world’s least-developed countries, Malawi offers countless invitations to dive in and experience “The Warm Heart of Africa,” as it’s been called. Check out our top picks for hands-on opportunities across the country.
ERVE AT MALAWI’S ONLY NATURE S SANCTUARY
ISIT A TRADITIONAL V WITCH DOCTOR
In Lilongwe’s market at the corner near Malangalanga Road, you’ll find a witch doctor with his own stall and a following of both urban and rural believers. Trained by his grandfather, Dr. Kabula uses his spiritual and magical powers to cure everything from sickness to poverty to misbehaving children. 66
DIVE ON THE SHORES OF LAKE MALAWI Take a night dive into the country’s famed lake to spot dolphin fish (one of more than a thousand species of tropical fish that call Lake Malawi home). The cape, its islands, forests and bay make up Lake Malawi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose protected status equals plenty of fish for keen divers as well as great snorkelling and sailing.
I NTERACT WITH LOCALS AT A PAPER WORKSHOP IN BLANTYRE
Tour the Paper Making Education Trust workshop in one of Ethiopian Airline’s newest destinations, where women produce and sell cards and journals from recycled goods. Proceeds support their work teaching children in rural classrooms how to make workbooks for their studies. Guests can tour the factory or help collect bark from banana and baobab trees for paper production, then share a traditional lunch.
TRACK RHINOS AT ONE OF MALAWI’S BIG-FIVE ANIMAL PARKS
Since black rhinos were reintroduced in 1993, Liwonde National Park has become one of Malawi’s only Big-Five reserves. In addition, visitors can track black rhinos on a 3-hour guided tour and finish with a scenic meal in the bush, tasting local dishes like braised goat shank. Ninety percent of the US$40 entrance fee supports Liwonde’s rhino-conservation program.
( C W F RO M TO P L E F T ) MAG DANAT K A / SH U T T E RSTO CK , G E N E VI E VE JAM E S / G E T T Y, JASO N COX / G E T T Y, TAN Z AN IAN I MAG E S / G E T T Y, N E I L J SP I CE R
Spend two weeks to three months hand-rearing orphaned baby animals, assisting veterinarians, running childrens’ camps and more at Lilongwe’s award-winning Wildlife Sanctuary — unique for integrating animal rescue with community outreach and education. For a fee, visitors are provided housing, airport transfers, local transport and food, including a weekly traditional meal of nsima (maize flour) and pumpkin leaves with ground nuts and tomato relish.
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Trade Texts The best African business literature of 2013. |
BY SAM U E L I M E N D E
approach includes unconventional measures (such as hotel-room rates) in order to identify disparities and patterns that could support or undermine long-term growth. Though he draws a few parallels between markets to validate findings, Sharma insists that each country has its own set of complexities that differentiates it from regional or economic groupings.
Breakout Nations: In pursuit of the next economic miracles, by Ruchir Sharma (April 2013) Through Sharma’s keen observations as a global investor, Breakout Nations gives insights into the contracting growth in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China); the resurgence of the U.S. economy; and the next wave of emerging economies (including the Philippines, Turkey, Nigeria and South Africa). Sharma’s 68
Lions Go Digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa, by McKinsey Global Institutes (November 2013) Lions Go Digital is the sequel to McKinsey Global Institutes’ 2010 report, Lions on the Move. In this new report, McKinsey focuses on key sectors in Africa: financial services, education, health services, retail and agribusinesses. Lions Go Digital identifies various ways that innovations are being unlocked in these sectors through increased access to Internet-based platforms — primarily via mobile devices.
( C W F RO M TO P L E F T ) CO U RT E SY O F W . W . N O RTO N & CO ., CO U RT E SY O F B I B L I O M OT I O N , CO U RT E SY O F M CK I N L E Y G LO BAL I NST I T U T E S
even of the top-10 fastest-growing economies in the world are located in Africa. Indeed, savvy investors are churning out healthy returns in industries such as real estate, agribusiness, construction, energy and ICT (information and communications technology). China’s demand for commodities continues to drive up exports from the continent, while local consumer-facing industries boast projected growth of more than US$400 billion by 2020. With the right approach, the prospects for double-digit returns are high, yet several challenges remain. Infrastructure continues to lag behind growth despite breakthrough developments such as the penetration of mobile phones and policies to support regional integration. It is also common to see business cycles disrupted by spikes in inflation rates, sudden shifts in regulations or lapses of energy supply, making it difficult for smaller players to achieve global competitiveness. Three publications from 2013 are taking readers beyond mere snapshots of these continental realities to explore the dynamics and complexities of these markets.
Success in Africa: CEO insights from a continent on the rise, by Jonathan Berman (September 2013) How do you steer your business in oftunchartered waters? Success in Africa showcases conversations with 25 leading CEOs in the African market, including African trailblazers such as Celtel’s Mo Ibrahim and Equity Banks’ James Mwangi (Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year), as well as global powerhouses such as GE’s Jeff Immelt and Coca-Cola’s Neville Isdell. As a senior advisor at Dalberg, a global consultancy focused on frontier markets, Berman gets to the heart of what it takes to help business leaders navigate markets and capitalize on the opportunities.
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FLY ETHIOPIAN T R AVE L T I PS 71 | F L E E T 74 | ROU T E MAPS 76 | SAL E S AG E N TS AN D OF F ICE S 80
SEATED EXERCISES These gentle exercises, which you can carry out easily during your flight, will help blood circulation and reduce any tiredness or stiffness that may result from sitting in one place for several hours. Check with your doctor first if you have any health conditions that might be adversely affected by exercise. SHOULDER ROLL
Hunch shoulders forward, then upward, then backward, then downward, using a gentle, circular motion.
Lift feet off the floor and draw a circle with the toes, simultaneously moving one foot clockwise and the other foot counterclockwise. Reverse circles. Do each direction for 15 seconds. Repeat if desired.
Start with arms held at a 90-degree angle: elbows down, hands out in front. Raise hands up to chest and back down, alternating hands. Do this exercise in 30-second intervals.
Start with both heels on the floor and point feet upward as high as you can. Then put both feet flat on the floor. Then lift heels high, keeping the balls of your feet on the floor. Continue cycle in 30-second intervals.
KNEE TO CHEST
With both feet on the floor and stomach held in, slowly bend forward and walk your hands down the front of your legs toward your ankles. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds and slowly sit back up.
Bend forward slightly. Clasp hands around the right knee and hug it to your chest. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Keeping hands around knee, slowly let it down. Alternate legs. Repeat 10 times.
Raise both hands straight up over your head. With one hand, grasp the elbow of the opposite hand and gently pull to one side. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
Lift leg with knees bent while contracting your thigh muscles. Alternate legs. Repeat 20 to 30 times for each leg.
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OTHER TIPS FOR A COMFORTABLE FLIGHT
Reach right hand over left shoulder. Place left hand behind right elbow and gently press elbow toward shoulder. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
> For your own comfort, try to travel light.
> Avoid heavy meals during the flight.
> Wear loose clothing and elasticated stockings made of natural fiber.
> Take short walks once every two hours to improve circulation.
> Increase your normal intake of water and only drink alcohol in moderation.
> Try to touch your toes when waiting in the aisle, to stretch your hamstrings.
> Use moisturizing cream to keep your skin from drying out.
> Upon arrival at your destination, take a quick jog, brisk walk or a vigorous scrub to help stimulate circulation. Then, take a hot shower or a relaxing bath.
With shoulders relaxed, drop ear to shoulder and gently roll neck forward and to the other side, holding each position for about five seconds. Repeat five times.
> Take off shoes while on the plane to prevent your feet from swelling up, or wear shoes that will cope with expanding ankles.
| Travel Tips
TRAVELING IN ETHIOPIA LAND » Ethiopia covers an area of 1.14 million square kilometers (944,000 square miles). CLIMATE » There are two seasons: The dry season, October–May, and the wet season, June–September. TOPOGRAPHY » Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height between 2,000 and 3,000 meters. In the north and center of the country, there are some 25 mountains whose peaks rise above 4,000 meters. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile (or Abbay), which flows north a distance of 1,450 kilometers from its source in Lake Tana to join the White Nile at Khartoum, Sudan.
PEOPLE » The population is estimated at 78 million.
ECONOMY » About 90 percent of the population earns a living from the land, mainly as subsistence farmers. Agriculture is the backbone of the national economy, and the principal exports from this sector are coffee, oil seeds, pulses, flowers, vegetables, sugar and foodstuffs for animals. There is also a thriving livestock sector, exporting cattle, hides and skins. LANGUAGE » Ethiopia is a multiethnic state with 83 languages and 200 dialects. Amharic is the working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, while Oromiffa, Tigrigna and Guragina are widely spoken.
ELECTRIC SUPPLY » Ethiopia uses 220 volts 50 cycles AC. Plugs are European two-pin. TIME » Ethiopia is in the GMT +3 time zone. It follows the Julian calendar, which consists of 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of five or six days (on a leap year).
CURRENCY » The units of currency are the birr and cents. Notes are 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 birr. The 1 birr coin is also in circulation. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are found in major Addis Ababa hotels, shopping malls and at the Bole International Airport. It is important to retain currency exchange receipts. BANKING HOURS » Banking hours are usually 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays. Most banks work through lunchtime; however, foreign 72
exchange services are closed during lunch hours (noon–1 p.m.).
a) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco
COURIER & MONEY TRANSFERS » Money transfers can be made through
c) half a liter of perfume
Western Union and MoneyGram. Both have representative branches in Addis Ababa and also make their services available from private and national banks. For courier services, DHL, Fedex, UPS, TNT and EMS have offices in Addis Ababa.
COMMUNICATIONS » Telephones, fax machines and Internet access are available in Addis Ababa in most hotels and at private Internet service centers around the city. WORKING HOURS » Government office hours are 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Working hours on Friday are 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1:30– 5:30 p.m. Private and public businesses are often open on Saturdays.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS » Public holidays are celebrated according to the Ethiopian (Julian) Calendar (see “Time”). The calendar is seven years behind the Western or Gregorian Calendar, with the New Year falling in the month of September. January 7: Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) January 14: Birth of Prophet Mohammed PBUH (Mauwlid)*
b) 2 liters of alcoholic beverages
d) souvenirs (by visitors) with a value not exceeding 500 birr
When it comes to currency: a) It is illegal to carry more than 200 birr when entering or departing Ethiopia. b) You must declare to customs officials at point of entry any cash in excess of US$3,000 (or the equivalent). If you have more than US$3,000 on departing, you must present a receipt from the purchasing bank.
IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS » Visas are required for all foreign visitors to Ethiopia, with the exception of nationals of Kenya. Visa applications may be obtained at Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions overseas. Nationals of 37 countries are now allowed to receive their tourist visas on arrival in Ethiopia. The list includes: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.
BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT »
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The airport is about 5 kilometers from Meskel Square and Addis Ababa’s central business district. Free luggage carts and paid porters are available in the baggage hall. All bags must go through X-ray check before you exit. When flying out of Bole International Airport, please note: Terminal 1 — all domestic flights and flights to Burundi, Djibouti, Rwanda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen. Terminal 2 — all other international flights. Taxis are readily available and may be ordered inside the terminal. Privately owned taxis are not metered, nor do they have fixed rates. Agree upon the fare in advance.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS » A yellow fever certificate is required for some African destinations. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia.
SECURITY » Security at the airport is tight, and travelers need to produce their air ticket and passport to enter the terminal. All other visitors are required to pay a fee of 10 birr in the car park and may be required to show identification.
January 19: Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket) March 2: Victory of Adwa (1896) April 18: Ethiopian Orthodox Good Friday April 20: Ethiopian Orthodox Easter Sunday May 1: International Labor Day May 5: Ethiopian Patriots (1941) Victory Day May 28: Fall of the Dergue (1991) Day September 11: Ethiopian New Year September 27: The Finding of the True Cross (Meskel) October 5: Id ul Ahda (Sacrifice)*
CUSTOMS » Duty-free permitted for up to:
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LEARN AMHARIC ENGLISH-AMHARIC (PHONETIC) Learn some basic Amharic so that you can interact with the locals and enjoy your stay in Ethiopia by experiencing the rich culture of the Ethiopian people.
U SE F U L WO R DS Today Tomorrow Yesterday Now Quickly Slowly Mr Mrs Miss I
P RO N U N CIAT I O N G U I D E
You He, She We
a as the a in father e as the e in set i as the i in ship o as the o in go u as the oo in boot gn as the gn in compagne (French) (M) Masculine; (F) Feminine; (P) Plural
They What? Who? When? How? Why? Which? Yes (all right) No Excuse me I am sorry Good Bad
N U M B E RS Zare Nege Tilant Ahun Tolo Kes Ato Weyzero Weyzerit Ene Ersewo Essu, Essoa Egna Ennessu Min? Man? Metche? Endet? Lemin? Yetignaw? Eshi Aydelem /Ayhonem Yikirta Aznallehu Tiru / melkam Metfo
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D I R E C T I O NS / E M E RG E N CI E S
M E E T I N G AN D G R E E T I N G Hello
Endemn adderu/ k(M)/sh(F)
Good afternoon Good evening
Endemn walu/k(M)/ sh(F)
CO M M E RCE
Where is it?
Where is the hotel?
Hotelu yet no?
Where are you going?
Yet iyehedu no? eh (M)/esh(F)
I am going to . . .
Wede... iyehedku no
Wede kegn yitatefu/ tatef(M)/tatefi(F)
Wede gra yitatefu tatef(M)/tatefi(F)
Ketita yihidu/hid(M)/ higi(F)
Please stop here
Ezih Yikumu/kum(M)/ kumi(F)
Endemn ameshu/ eh(M)/esh(F)
Dehna hunu/ hun(M)/ hugne(F)
How are you?
Tenayistillign / endemen not? eh(M)/ esh(F)
I am well, thank you (very much)
Dehna negn (Betam) amesegenallehu
Where is the toilet?
Metatebiya betu yet new?
Please come in
Where may I get something to drink?
Yemiteta neger yet agengalehu?
Please sit down
Yikemetu/ tekemet(M)/ tekemechi(F)
One (cup of) coffee
And (sini) buna
What is your name?
Simewo man no?h(M)/sh(F)
My name is . . .
Sime . . . no
Where do you come from?
Keyet Metu? ah(M)/ ash(F) Hagero yet no?eh(M)/esh(F)
I come from . . .
Ke . . . metahu
My country is . . .
Hagere . . . no
Can you speak Amharic?
Amaregna yenageralu? tenageraleh(M)/ tenageriyalesh(F)
How much does this cost?
Wagaw sint no?
That is quite expensive
Betam wood no
Only a little
I want to learn more
Yebelete memar ifelegalehu
How do you find Ethiopia?
Itiyopiyan endet agegnuat? hat(M)/ shat(F)
I like it here
DAYS O F T H E WE E K
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Bombardier Q400 Data (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC, ET-AQD, ET-ADE, ET-AQF) Seat Capacity: 78 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 29,574 kg; Landing, 28,123 kgs; Zero Fuel, 26,308 kg Operating Empty Weight:17.684 kg Total Cargo Volume: 502 cu.ft
Boeing 737-700 (ET-ALK, ET-ALM, ET-ALN, ET-ARB, ET-ARD) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 102. Total: 118 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 70,080 kg; Landing, 58,604 kgs; Zero Fuel, 55,202 kg Operating Empty Weight: 41,015 kg Total Cargo Volume: 966 cu.ft
Boeing 737-800 (ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ET-AOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF, ET-APL, ET-APM, ET-APO, ET-AQM) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 138. Total: 154 Max Gross Weight: Take Off, 79,010 kg Landing, 66,330kgs; Zero Fuel, 62,730 kg Operating Empty Weight: 43,545 kg Total Cargo Volume: 1,555 cu.ft
Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-ALZ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 154. Total: 170 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,699 kg, Landing, 89,812 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,485 kg Operating Empty Weight: 60,942 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 cu.ft
(ET-AMK) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 159. Total: 175. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,852 kgs. Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 61,072 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft.
Boeing 757-200 ER Cargo (ET-AJS) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,892 kg; Landing, 95,254 kg; Zero Fuel, 90,718 kg Operating Weight: 53,010 kg Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 cu.ft Lower: 1,829 cu.ft
(ET-AJX) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 109,316 kg; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kg Operating Weight: 54,176 kg Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 cu.ft Lower: 1,762 cu.ft
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (ET-AOO, ET-AOP, T-AOQ, ET-AOR, ET-AOS, ET-AOT, ET-AOU, ET-AOV) A super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size. Length: 186 ft Seat Capacity: Could Nine 24, Economy Class 246. Total 270. Height: 56 ft Range: 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85 Configuration: Twin aisle Cargo Capacity: 5 pallets + 5 LD3s Cross Section: 226 in Maximum Take Off Weight: 476,000 lb Wing Span: 197 ft
MD-11CF Cargo (ET-AML, ET-AND) Cargo Capacity: Upper deck: 26 Pallets (96”x125”); Lower FWD Bay: 6 Pallets (96”x125”); Lower AFT Bay: 14 LD3 Containers Max Take Off. WT.: 630, 500 lb
Max Landing: 491,500 lb Zero fuel wt.: 461,500 lb Engine: GE CF6-80C201F Pallet: 26 pallets – Upper Volume – 86 ton
Boeing 767-300 ER (ET-ALL) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 206. Total: 237 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,879 kg; Landing, 145, 149 kg; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kg Operating Empty Weight: 91,367 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 cu.ft
(ET-ALC) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine, 24; Economy Class, 210. Total: 234 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 185,065 kg; Landing, 145,149 kg; Zero Fuel, 130,634 kg Operating Empty Weight: 90,416 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 cu.ft
Boeing 777-200LR (ET-ANN, ET-ANO, ET-ANP, ET-ANQ, ET-ANR, ET-AQL) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 34, Economy Class 287. Total: 321 Max Gross Weight: Take Off, 347,450 kg; Landing, 223,160 kg; Zero Fuel, 209,100 kg Operating Empty Weight: 160,856 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,330 cu.ft Engines: GE90
Boeing 777-200LRF Cargo (ET-APU, ET-APS) Cargo Capacity: 27 (96" x 125") pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 766,800 lbs; Landing, 575,000 lbs; Zero Fuel, 547,000 lbs Cargo Volume: Main, 18,630 cu.ft.; Lower, 4,700 cu.ft.
Boeing 777-300 ER (ET-APX, ET-APY) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 34, Economy Class 365. Total: 399. Max. Gross Weight: Takeoff, 775,000 lbs; Landing, 554,000 lbs.; Zero Fuel, 524,000 lbs. Cargo Vol: 201.6 cu.m./7,120 cu.ft. Engine: GE90-115BL2
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CURRENT COMMERCIAL FLEET Long Range Passenger Services 3 Boeing 787-8 (ET-AOO, ET-AOU, ET-AOV)
ET-APM, ET-APO, ET-AQM) 5 Boeing 737-700 (ET-ALK, ET-ALM, ET-
6 Boeing 777-200LR (ET-ANN,
ALN, ET-ALQ, ET-ALU)
ET-ANO, ET-ANP, ET-ANQ, ET-ANR , ET-AQL) 12 Boeing 767-300 ER (ET-ALC,
Domestic and Regional Passenger Services 13 Bombardier Q400 (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-
ET-ALH, ET-ALJ, ET-ALL, ET-ALO, ET-ALP, ET-AME, ET-AMF, ET-AMG, ET-AMQ, ET
ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC)
ANU, ET-AQG), Boeing 777-300 (ET-APX) 2 Boeing 777-300 ER (ET-APX, ET-APY) Medium Range Passenger Services 4 Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-ALZ, ET-AMK, ET-AMT, ET-AMU) 9 Boeing 737-800 (ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ET-AOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF, ET-APL ,
Cargo and Non-Scheduled Services 2 Boeing 777-200LRF (ET-APU, ET-APS) 1 Boeing 757-260 Freighter (ET-AJS) 1 Boeing 757-200 PCF (ET-AJX) 2 MD-11CF (ET-AML, ET-AND)
Boeing 757-200 ER continued (ET-AMT, ET-AMU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 155. Total: 171. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,892 kgs; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 60,023 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft.
Boeing 767-300 ER continued (ET-ALH) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 213. Total: 237. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 90,058 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-ALJ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 211. Total: 235. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,277 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AMQ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 30, Economy Class 195. Total: 225. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 90,426 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-ALO) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 211. Total: 235. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,499 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.
(ET-ALP) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 208. Total: 232. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 148,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,277 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AME) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 30, Economy Class 190. Total: 220. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 181,436 kgs; Landing, 137,892 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 92,087 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AMF, ET-AMG, ET-ANU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine: 24, Economy Class: 213, Total: 237. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 87,419 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AQG) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 190. Total: 214. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 181,436 kgs; Landing, 137,892 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 92,087 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.
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SALES OFFICES ANGOLA Largo 4 De Fevereiro Hotel Meridien Presidente Luanda, Angola Tel: 2442 310328/310615 Fax: 2442 310328 APT Mobile: 914 526675 BELGIUM Park Hill J. E. Mommaertslaan 16B 1831 Diegem Tel: 0032 2 712 05 86 Fax: 0032 2 725 83 92 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BURKINA FASO Avenue Kwame N`krumah mmb. Bati 01 BP 4883 Ouaga 01 Tel Office: 22650301024/25 Email: OUAAPT@ethiopianairlines.com AshenafiY@ethiopianairlines.com BURUNDI Avenue De La Victorie No. 09 PO Box 573, Bujumbura Tel : 257 226820/226038 APT: 257 229842 Mobile: 257 78841844 Email: email@example.com CAMEROON Rue Tobie Kuoh Bonanjo, B.P 1326 Douala Telephone – reservation desk: 00237 33 43 02 46; Area Manager direct line: 00237 33 43 02 64; Fax line: 00237 33 43 01 67; Mobile Area Manager for Cameroon: 00237 77 93 79 29; AIRPORT OFFICE Tel: 00237 33 43 37 30; Cell: 00237 77 11 77 29 CANADA City Ticket Office Suite 1912 - 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3L4 Tel: +1416 962 0005, Toll-free: 1 855 269 0362, Mobile: +416 996 3384, Fax: 1 416 962 0095 Airport Office T1 Level 2, Room No. EB 2035/36, Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tel: +1 905 405 0040, Toll-free:1 800 445 2733, Fax:+1 1 905 405 0005 CHAD Avenue Charles De Gaule PO Box 989, N’djamena CTO Tel: 235 2523143/2523027 Tel: 235 523143/523027 ATO Tel: 235 2522599 APT: 235 522599 Mobile: 235 6 6896226 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHINA Beijing Room 704, SK Tower, A6 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022, China Office Tel: 0086 010 65050315, Fax: 0086 010 65054120 Email: email@example.com, Reservation Tel: +86 010-65050315 (Call Center: 4001589689), Email: bjssup@ ethiopianairlines.com, etbjscto1@megacap. com.cn Beijing Capital International Airport –Terminal 3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo Tel: +86 10-64556409/ +86 10-64558536, Email: email@example.com Guangzhou Room 502, 5th Floor, Podium Building of Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 East Huanshi Zhong Road, Guangzhou, 510098, China Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Reservation Tel: 0086 020 87621101 / Office Fax: 0086 020 87620837 Call Center: 4001589689, Email: etcancto1@ megacap.com.cn, email@example.com Baiyun Int’l Airport Tel: 0086 2036067405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 80
Cargo Tel: 0086 20-36066253, Fax: 0086 20 36050345, Email: Tim.email@example.com Hangzhou Room 1809 Building 2, Qiangjiang International Times Plaza, No. 111 Chengxing Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310020, China Email: GirumTb@ethiopianairlines.com Office Tel: 0086 0571 87960600, Fax: 0086 0571 87960677, Call Center: 4001589689, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Email: allhghetAirportStaff@ethiopianairlines.com Cargo Office Tel: 0086 0571-86691731, Fax: 0086 057186691730, Email: email@example.com CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Boulevard du 30 Juin No. 1525 Aforia Building-1st Floor Gombe, Kinshasa CTO Tel: 243 817 006 585/810 884 000 APT Mobile: 243 817 006 589 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com YinnesuF@ethiopianairlines.com CONGO, REPUBLIC Avenue Foch, Brazzaville PO Box 14125 Tel: 242-22 281 0766 Email: Negaw@ethiopianairlines.com COTE D’IVOIRE Avenue Chardy Immeuble Le Paris PO Box 01 BP 5897 ABJ 01,Abidjan CTO Tel: 00 225 20219332 20215538/20219430 Fax: 00 225 20219025 CTO Mobile: 225 05061583 APT Tel: 225 21278819 APT Mobile: 225 05063294 CTO Email: Tsegayek@ethiopianairlines.com APT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DJIBOUTI Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti, PO Box 90, Republique de Djibouti Tel: +253 354235, 253 351007, +253 77804783, +253 77815479 Email (GSA): globe_ethiopianair@intnet. dj, HenockT@ethiopianairlines.com, Email (airport): email@example.com, MulugetaAd@ethiopianairlines.com EGYPT Concorde El Salam Hotel, 69 Abdelhamid Badawy Street, Heliopolis, Cairo Tel: 0800 0000 411(Reservations 24 hours) Tel: 202-2621 4934 (Admin) Fax: 202 2621 4934 APT: 202 2696 6620 Cargo: 20 10 6698255 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org APT: email@example.com Cargo: firstname.lastname@example.org EQUITORIAL GUINEA Equatorial Guinea, Malabo Independence Avenue Admin Tel: 00240222657390 Email: ssgadmin@Ethiopianairlines.com CTO Tel: 00240333090588 Fax: 00240333090593 Email: email@example.com Area Manager Email: TeshomeGb@ethiopianairlines.com Airport Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ETHIOPIA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa Tel: 251 11 5517000/511931 251 11 6656666 (Reservation) APT Tel: 251 11 5178320 Fax: 251 11 6611474 FRANCE Ethiopian Airlines area office 66 Avenue des champs-Elysées 75008 Paris - France Phone: 33 1 53 892102 and 0 825 826 135 (ticketing) Fax: 33 1 53 771303 Email: Ethiopianemail@example.com
Ethiopian Airlines CDG Airport office Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport – Terminal 2 Phone: +33 1 74 37 04 80 MAS: +33 6 70 81 90 24 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org GABON Quartier London Rue Ogouarouwe Plaque No. 14 PO Box 12802, Libreville Tel: 241 760144/45 APT Tel: 05316666 Fax: 241 760146 CTO Tel: 741315 CTO Tel: 241 741315 GERMANY Ethiopian Airlines, Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing: Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235 Email: salesET.email@example.com Reservations: Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email: reservationsET.firstname.lastname@example.org GHANA Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Cocoa House, Ground Floor PO Box 3600, Accra CTO: Tel 233 302 664856/57/58 Fax: 233 302 673938 Mobile: 233 20 2011132 Email: GenetWl@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 233 302 775168/778993/ 233 302 776171 ext. 1322/1324 Mobile: 233 20 2013588 Email: email@example.com HONG KONG Rm 1102 Lippo Sun Plaza 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 852 2117 0233 Fax: 852 2117 1811 APT: 852 31508122 APT Fax: 852 31508125 SITA: HKGKKET, HKGAPET Email: DanielG@ethiopianairlines.com INDIA Shop no. 2 – 5 , Chintamani Plaza, Ground Floor, Andheri Kurla Road Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 099 Toll Free : 1800 103 9933 / 0124- 4845900 Admin : 022-22163797 Sales : 022- 22162150 Accounts : 022- 22155667 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Ticket Office: email@example.com Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org Accounts: email@example.com Admin: firstname.lastname@example.org New Delhi (APT) Toll Free No: 1800 103 9933 Tel: 91 11 2331202/0091 11 2331203 CTO: 91 11 2331204 ATO: 91 11 25654872 Fax: 91 11 25655710 Email: Delapt@ethiopianairlines.com www.ethiopianairlines.com ISRAEL 1 Ben Yehuda Street Room 2016, Tel Aviv CTO Tel: 972 3 797 1405 Fax: 972 3 516 0574 Email: TLVRES@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM APT Tel: 972 3 9754096 APT Fax: 972 3 9754097 Email: TLVAPT@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM Opensky-Cargo CGO Tel: 972-3-9724332 CGO Fax: 972-3-9731082 Email: email@example.com ITALY Piazza Barberini 52 00187 Rome, Italy CTO Tel: 39 06 42011199 Call center access Tel No: 06 45230459 Tel: 3906 4200 9220 Fax: 3906 481 9377 APT: 3906 6501 0621 APT Fax: 3906 6501 0621 CGO: 3906 65954113 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Milan Address Via Albricci, 9 20122 Milan Tel: +39 02 8056562 Fax: +39 02 72010638 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org KENYA Bruce House Muindi Mbingu Street PO Box 42901-00100, Nairobi Tel: Res: +254 20311507/544; +254 723786649/734 666066 APT: 254 20 822236/822311 Fax: 254 20 2219007 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Airport: email@example.com Cargo: Freight In Time JKIA Cargo village, 2nd Avenue Box 41852-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20-827480/827044/827248 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com TSS Tower, Nkrumah Road PO Box 94600-80115, Mombasa, Kenya Tel: Res: +254 41 2319977/78/79 APT: +254 41 2011199 Cel: +254 714 618989 Email: MBATSM@ethiopianairlines.com MBARES@ethiopianairlines.com MBAAPT@ethiopianairlines.com LEBANON Beirut Gefinor Center Bloc-B, Clemenceau St. Tel: 961 1 752846/7 Fax: 961 1 752846/7 Email: AmanuelY@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 961 1 629814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MALAWI Kenyatta Drive, Bisnowaty Centre Tel: 00265 1771002/1308/6003/6001/20 31/6004 Fax: 01 772 013 ATO Fax: 01 700 782 Email: LLWCTO@ethiopianairlines.com LLWAPT@ethiopianairlines.com GodfreyL@ethiopianairlines.com W.Gondwe@sdvmalawi.com MALI Square Patrice Lumumba PO Box 1841, Bamako Tel: 00 223 20 22 2088 Fax: 00 223 20 22 6036 APT Mobile: 00 223 66 799 208 Email: DagnewM@ethiopianairlines.com MOZAMBIQUE Avenida 25 De Setembro No. 270, Edificio Time Squre, Bloc 4, First floor No. 6 Tel: +258 21 314421 NIGERIA CVC Building 3, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria PO Box 1602 Tel: 234 1 7744711/2 Fax: 234 1 4616297 APT: 234 1 7744710/7751921/3 Email: SolomonY@ethaiopianairlines.com email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Airport Office, Aviation House Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos Tel: 234 1 7744710 Fax: 234 1 2711655 Email: email@example.com Sheraton Abuja Hotel No. 1 Ladi Kwali Way, Maitema, Abuja Federal Capital Territory Suite No 173 Tel: 234 92906844/234 92904941 Email: ABVRES@Ethiopianairlines.com; ABVCTO@ Ethiopianairlines.com; ABVADMN@ Ethiopianairlines.com Airport Office -ABV: Ethiopian Airlines, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja-Nigeria Tel: 234 92903852, 234 92902761 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org www.ethiopianairlines.com
Sales Offices and General Sales Agents | Enugu CTO Polopark Mall, Polo Ground, Abakaliki Road, Enugu North, Enugu State, Nigeria Tel: 234 7033745716, Mobile: 234 8141543740 Ethiopian Cargo LOS-office Nahco Cargo Complex MMIA Ikeja Lagos Tel Mobile: 234 7034065669 OMAN Muscat, Ruwi, MBD Area, PO BOX 962, Muscat, Postal code 100 Sultanate of Oman Cell: +968 93891448 Tel: +968 24816565 Fax: +968 24815815 Email: email@example.com RWANDA Union trade center (UTC) building First floor, office No. 25 CTO Tel: 250252570440/42, 2502525755045, Fax: 252570441 Mobile: 250788562469 (Area Manager) Email: BrukE@ethiopianairlines.com firstname.lastname@example.org APT Tel: 2502525100000 Mobile: 250-788595536/788426164/ 788517905/788828865 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org SAUDI ARABIA Medina Road, Adham Center PO Box 8913, Jeddah 21492 Tel: 9662 6512365/6614/9609 Fax: 9662 6516670 APT: 9662 6853064/196 APT Fax: 9662-685316 CGO Tel/Fax: 9662 6851041 Email: Jedcto@ethiopianairlines.com Jeddah Airport Fax: 966 2 6853196 Mobile: 966 504301358 Email: email@example.com Jeddah Cargo Office Tel: 966 2 6850756 / 6851041 Fax: 966 2 6851041 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Riyadh Ticket or Town Office Email: email@example.com Mobile: 966 505217168 Dammam, Silver Tower Building, King Abdul Aziz Street, Al Khobar Tel: 966 (3) 8984696, Fax: 966 (3) 8991539 Cell: 966 0559540076 Email: YohannesB@ethiopianairlines.com SENEGAL Immeuble La Rotonde, Rue Dr. Theze PO Box 50800, CP 18524 DKR RP Tel: 221 33 823 5552/54 Fax: 221 33 823 5541 Apt Tel: 221 33 820 9396/5077 Email: Dkrres@ethiopianairlines.com SOMALI LAND CI Maarat al Khayr Building Tel: 252 2 520681/528445 Mobile: 252 2 4427575 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SOUTH AFRICA 156 BRAM FISCHER DRIVE 2nd Floor Holiday House – Randburg CTO Tel: 27 11 7815950 CTO Fax: 27 11 7816040 APT Tel: 27 11 3903819 APT Fax: 27 11 3943438 CTO Email: YohannesTK@ethiopianairlines. com, ATO email@example.com SWEDEN Kungsgatan 37, SE-11156 Stockholm Tel: 46 0 8 440 0060/ 46 0 8 440 2900 ATO: 46 8 59360170 CTO: 46 8 4402900/4400060 Fax: 46 0 8 206622 Cell: 0046 709556073 APT: 46 859360170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
SUDAN 2 Square 2b Khartoum east Parlaman street, El Sheikh Mustefa El Amin Bldg Khartoum, Sudan Tel: 249 1 83762063/88 Fax: 2491 83788428 APT: 2491 8790991 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Juba South Sudan AirportMinistry Road, Panorama Building Cel: +211 956212301/ +211 955060355 Fax: 249 811 823600 Email: JUBCTO@ethiopianairlines.com JUBTSM@ethiopianairlines.com Malakal Ethiopian Airlines South Sudan Hotel Room No 02 Malkal Tel: 00249(0)955722506 Vivacell Fax: 00249(0)920698951 MTN TANZANIA T.D.F.L Building Ohio Street PO Box 3187, Dar-es-Salaam Tel: 255 22 2117063 65/2125443 Fax: 255 22 2115875 Mobile: 255 754 285 899 786 110 066 Area Manager: 255 786 285 899 Email: Milatm@ethiopianairlines.com firstname.lastname@example.org Dar APT Tel: 255-22 2844243 Mobile: 255 786285898 Email: email@example.com Boma Road, PO Box 93 Arusha, Tanzania CTO: 255 27 2506167 - 2504231, 2509904 TSM Mobile: 255-782-450224 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Kilimanjaro Airport: 255 27 2554159 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org THAILAND 140 One Pacific Bldg, Unit 1807 18th Floor, Sukhumvit Road Klongtoey, Bangkok CTO Tel: 66 0 26534366/7 Fax: 66 0 26534370 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Suvarnabhumi Airport 2nd Flr, Unit Z2-016, Airlines Operation Bldg (Airport Office) APT Tel: 66 0 21343062/3/4 APT Fax: 66 0 21343060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org General Sales Agent (Cargo Only) Tel: 66 0 22379207/8/9 Fax: 66 0 22379200 Email: email@example.com TOGO Hotel Palm Beach, 1 Rue Komore PO Box 12923 CTO Tel: 228 22 21 70 74/ 22 21 87 38 CTO Fax: 228 22 22 18 32 APT Tel: 228 22 26 30 39/22822361240 Ext. 4313/4517 Email: SeblewA@ethiopianairlines.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com UGANDA Kampala PLOT 1 Kimathi Avenue, UAP Insurance Building Tel : +256414254796/7, +256414345577/8, +256414345118, +256752745118, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, klaagt@ ethiopianarlines.com Entebbe Airport terminal, 1st floor Tel: +256414320570, +256752321130, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Flat 202, Pearl Bldg, Beniyas Street PO Box 7140, Dubai Tel: 9714 2237963/87 Fax: 9714 2273306 APT: 9714 2166833/1833/2161833 APT Fax: 9714 2244841/2822655
CGO: 9714 2822880/2163813 CGO Fax: 9714 2822655 CTO Email: email@example.com APT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CGO Email: email@example.com UNITED KINGDOM City office: 1 Dukes Gate, Action Lane London, W4 5DX Tel: 44-208 987 9086 (admin) 44-0800 635 0644 (reservations) Fax: 44-208 747 9339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL SALES AGENTS ANGOLA Reino Comercio Geral, Rue Marques Das Minas No.4, Luanda Angola Tel: 00244 222 445 713, Fax: 00244 222 335 713, Email: email@example.com
Airport Office: Room 238, East Wing Terminal 3 London Heathrow, Airport Middlesex, TW6 1JT Tel: 44-208 745 4234/35 Fax: 44-208 745 7936 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Airport Office Dulles International Airport PO Box 16855 Washington, DC 20041 Toll Free No: 800 4452733 Tel: 703 572 6809, 703 572 8740 Fax: 703 572 8738 Email: email@example.com
Aviareps AG, Landsberg, Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 , Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com
Reservation, Ticketing and Customer Relations 277 South Washington St. Suite 120 Alexandria, VA 22314 Toll Free No: 800 445 2733 Tel: 703 682 0569 Fax: 703 682 0573 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 1001-1002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND World Aviation System Mezannine Level, 403 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Tel: (02) 9244 2096, Fax: (02) 9290 3441 Email: email@example.com Cargo: MCH Holding Australia Pty Ltd. Unit 6, MIAC Building, 1international Drive, Tullamarine, Vic. 3040. Fax: 03 9093 1377, Tel: 03 9093 1355 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ZAMBIA Lusaka CTO Address Indo Zambia Bank Building Off Cairo Road, Plot No. 6907, PO Box 38392, Lusaka Direct Tel: 260 211 236401/02/03 Fax: 260 211 235644 Mobile: 260 955 236401/260 979 821971 Email: SenaitN@ethiopianairlines.com LUNRES@ethiopianairlines.com LUNCTO@ethiopianairlines.com
AUSTRIA & HUNGARY Aviareps AG, Josephspitalstr, 15, 80331 Munchen, Germany
APT Address Lusaka International Airport PO Box 38392, Lusaka Zambia Tel: 260 211 271141 Email: LUNAPT@ethiopianairlines.com
Cargo: ATC Aviation ACC, Bldg. 262, Entr. 08, 3rd Fl, AT-1300 Vienna Tel: 43 1 7007 388 54, Fax: 43 1 7007 388 53 Email: email@example.com
ZANZIBAR Malindi opposite Ijimaa Mosque Tel: 255 774417070, 777667665 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ZIMBABWE Cabs Center, 4th Floor CNR Jason Moyo Avenue 2nd St. PO Box 1332, Harare Tel: 263 4790705/6/700735 Fax: 263 4795216, APT: 263 4575191 Email: AlmazY@ethiopianairlines.com firstname.lastname@example.org COUNTRY NAME CALL CENTER NUMBERS Bahrain 973-16199205 Belgium 32 28948303 Egypt 800 000 0411/202-21600-006 France 0800901031 Germany 8001818982 Hong Kong 800905629 India 000 800 100 7947 Israel 972 3763 1052 Italy 39-0645230459 Lebanon 00961 142 7627 code 6247 North China 108007141635/864001589689 Saudi Arabia 800 814 0018 South Africa 0800984023 South China 108001401619/86-4001589689 Sweden 46-850513549 Thailand 18001562069708 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 8 000 3570 2401 United Kingdom 0800 016 3449 0800 635 0644 United States of America 1800 445 2733
AVIAREPS Airline Management Ges. Mbh, Argentinier Strasse 2/4, a-1040,Vienna, Austria AVIAREPS Hungary Ltd., Borbely utca 5-7, 1/104, 1132, Budapest, Hungary Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: email@example.com
BAHRAIN Bahrain International, Chamber of Commerce Building Tel: 00973-17-224917 / +973-17223315 Fax: 973 17210175, Email: bitgsa@bahraintravel. com.bh, SITA: BAHTOET BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG & NETHERLANDS Brussels Kales Airline Services, Park Hill, J.E. Mommaertslaan 18A, B - 1831 Diegem Tel: +32 2 716.00.60, Fax: +32 2 716.0086, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Netherlands Kales Airline Services, Triport 1 Building, 6th floor, Evert Van de beekstraat 46, NL - 1118 CL Schiphol Tel: +31 20 655.36.36, Fax: +31 20 655.36.51, Email: email@example.com BENIN Vitesse Voyage M/S ABD Vitesse Voyages, Avenue Maro Militaire, Immeuble Toxi Labo Carre 404, Cotonou, Benin Tel: 22921320167/22964054232, Fax: 229 21320170, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BRAZIL Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697
Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 , Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com Heavyweight Express LLC (Cargo GSA), Vinicius Curbi, Country Manager, Heavyweight Air Express Brazil Tel/Fax: +55 11 3192 3838 Email: email@example.com
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BURKINA FASO EUROWORLD SARL, EURO WORLD (Burkina Faso), 01BP4883 OUAGADOUGOU, KWAME N’NKRUMAH, Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso Tel: 226 50 30 16 52/16 85, Fax: 226 50 30 18 86, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CANADA Cargo: Airlines Service International (ASI), 5160 Explorer Drive, Unit 4, Suite F, Mississauga, Ontario 4W 4T7 Tel: 905629 4522, Fax: 905 629 4651 Email: email@example.com CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Africa Discovery, Avenue B. Boganda, PO Box 1182, Bangui, Central African Republic Tel: 23675501260/70551136 Fax: 49-69-26952940 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHILE Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax:49 89 54 50 68 42 info@AVIAREPS.com CHINA Beijing Megacap Logistics International Co., Ltd., Room 704, SK Tower, A6 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022, China Tel: 0086 010 65050315, Fax: 0086 010 65054120, Reservation Tel: +86 01065050315, Email: bjssup@ethiopianairlines. com, email@example.com (airport: firstname.lastname@example.org) Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., F225 Complex Business Office Building, No.566-16 Shunping Road, Shunyi District, Beijing, China Tel: +86 10-64556409, +86 10-64558536, Email: email@example.com Guangzhou Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 502, 5th Floor, Podium Building of Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 East Huanshi Zhong Road, Guangzhou, 510098, China Reservation Tel: 0086 020 87621101, Office Fax: 0086 020 87620837, Email: etcancto1@ megacap.com.cn (airport: firstname.lastname@example.org) Cargo Sino-Eth Logistics International Co., Ltd., Room 1615, main tower, Guangdong Int’l Building, No. 339, Huan Shi Road East, Guangzhou Tel: 0086 20-36066253, Fax: 0086 20 36050345, Email: Tim.email@example.com Hangzhou Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 1809 Building 2, Qiangjiang International Times Plaza, No. 111 Chengxing Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310020, China Reservations Tel: 0086 0571 87960600, Office Fax: 0086 0571 87960677, Email: ethghcto1@ megacap.com.cn (airport: allhghetAirportStaff@ethiopianairlines.com) Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 2015, Aviation Freight Station Area B, No.5 Airport Road, Xiaoshan Airport, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Tel: 0086 0571-86691731, Fax: 0086 057186691730, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Shanghai Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Unit 11G, Shanghai Zhaofeng Universal Bldg, No.1800 Zhong Shan Road West, Shanghai, 200235, China Tel: 0086 021 64401083, Fax: 0086 021 64400192, Email: email@example.com Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., 325A, No. 168 Suhang Road, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China Tel: 0086-021-68354523, Fax: 86-02168356537, Email: Eric.Fei@megacap.com.cn
COLOMBIA Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com
Munchen Aviareps AG, Josephspitalstr, 15, 80331 Munchen, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73/ 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMOROS Matembezi Travel & Tourism, Itsambouni, Moroni Tel: 2697730422/330400, Fax: 2697730075 Email: email@example.com
GREECE Gold Star Ltd., 3 Nikodimou & 33 Nikis Str. 10557, Athens, Greece Tel: 30 211 1002030, Fax: 30 210 3246723 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGO REPUBLIC Euro World Sarl, Immeuble Arc-En face chambre de Commerce, 1st floor-Centre Ville, Brazzaville Tel: 242 6712020/6713037 Cel: 971505589504, Fax: 31 020 655 3686 Email: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org CONGO DRC Lubumbashi Alamdar Tour & Travels, PO Box: 2976 Lubumbashi Tel: 243 818113377, Fax : 243 1801751933 Email: email@example.com Kinshasa Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistic, Kinshasa Mobile: (+) 243 995 901 899, (+) 243 991 004 890, (+) 243 995 901 859 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, richard. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org CYPRUS Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd., Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd, United Nations Street 44, 6042, Larmaca, Cyprus Tel: 357 24 841 150, Fax: 357 24 841 005 Email: email@example.com CZECH & SLOVAK REPUBLICS, POLAND Tal Aviation Poland, UL Ujazdowskie, 20 Street, 00478 Warsaw Tel: 48-22-6250467, Fax: 48-22-6253146 Email: rgrabski&tal.pl Tal Aviation Poland Ltd. Tel: 48 22 627 2259, Fax: 48 22 625 3146 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DENMARK, NORWAY, LITHUANIA & LATVIA Khyber International, Vester Farimagsagade 3, DK-1606 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel: 45 33121188, Fax: 4533933799 Email: email@example.com, SITA: CPHZZET Cargo: Kales Airline Services DK - 7190 Billund Denmark Tel: 45 75354511, Fax: 45 75354569 DJIBOUTI Globe Travel, Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti Bld, PO Box 1161, Republique de DJIBOUTI Tel: 00253 354235/00253 351007, Fax: 00253 350599, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FINLAND & ESTONIA Tour Planner, Matkantekijat Oy-Tourplanners Ltd, Annankatu 16 B 29, 3 Krs 00120, Helsinki, Finland Tel: 358 9 687 78911, Fax: 358 9687 78910 Email: email@example.com Cargo: Kales Airline Services oy Perintötie 2D, 01510 Vantaa, Finland Tel: 358 9 8700 350, Fax: 358 9 8700 3515 FRANCE Air promotion group (APG) 66 Avenue des Champs-Elysées75008 Paris - France Tel: 33 153 771316, Fax: 33 1 53 77 13 05 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: Paris Cargo World France SARL PO Box 69003, Roissy CDG Cedex France Tel: 33 1 49 38 90 57, Fax: 33 1 49.38 90 63 Email: email@example.com, Jhon.firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com GERMANY Frankfurt Ethiopian Airlines, Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing: Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235 Email: salesET.firstname.lastname@example.org Reservations: Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email: reservationsET.email@example.com Cargo: ATC Aviation, Cargo City Süd, Geb.641, 60549 Frankfurt/Germany Tel: 49 0 69 698053 47, Fax: 49 0 69 698053 20 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GUINEA GUINEE-VOYAGES, EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea, P.O.Box 5842 Tel: 0022463260554/62650181/64260554 (Mobile: 00 224-60260554/ 60340144/60212320), Tel: 22460212320/340144, Fax: 22430478063/22430012611/ 00224-30477734 Email: email@example.com EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea Tel: 22460212320/340144 Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611/ 0022430477734, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org HONG KONG Pacific Air (HK) Limited 1608 New East Ocean Center, 9 Science Museum Road, Tsim, Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 852 39689088, Fax: 852 23012127 Email: email@example.com Cargo: Pacific Air (HK) Limited Tel: 852 2759 4578, Fax: 852 2759 4316 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org INDIA STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Alps Building, 1st floor, 56 Janpath, New Delhi – 110001 Tel: (011) 23312304 / 23320845, Fax: (011) 23329235, Contact: Mr Tadesse Tilahun (TadesseT@ethiopianairlines.com), Mr Sandeep Kumar Meena (mobile: 9910061099, email@example.com), Ms Kalpana Ganju (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr Praful Khosla (mobile: 9910378441, praful.khosla@ sticgroup.com) STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., No 3-5-874/A, Ground floor, Vipanchi Estate, Hyderguda, Hyderabad – 500029, Andhra Pradesh Contact: Mr.Unni Ashok Kumar (email@example.com) Tel: (040) 66618755 / 23231451 / 23210131, Fax: (040) 66612966, Email: hyderabad@ sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., G-5, Imperial Court, 33/1 Cunningham Road, Bangalore – 560052, Karnataka Contact: Mr.Vinod / Mr.Shankar Tel: (080) 22267613/22202408/22256194, Fax: (080) 22202409, Email: bangalore@ sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., 2nd floor, Sriniket Building, Old Thevera Road, Cochin – 682016, Kerala Contact: Mrs. Meenakshi Sethuram Tel: (0484) 2367476/477/478, Fax: (0484) 2367472, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Room No 53, 5th floor, Chitrakoot Building, 230A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700020, West Bengal Contact: Ms. Sudeshna Tel: (033) 22890440, 22890441, 22890442, Fax: (033) 22890443, Email: email@example.com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., SCO 42-43, Sector 17A,, Chandigarh 160017, Punjab Contact: Mr. Satinder Sharma Tel: (0172) 2706562/67/2721336/337, Fax: (0172) 2702770, Email: chandigarh@sticgroup. com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Temple Tower, 672, Anna Salai Nandanam, Mount Road, Chennai – 600035 Contact: Mr. Rajesh Pandian (rajesh.pandian@ sticgroup.com, mobile: 9840105460), Tel: (044) 24330211/24351829/24330659/243 30098, Fax: (044) 24330170, Email: chennai@ sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., 2nd floor, 301 Alfa Estate Building – 39, G.T. Road, Jallandhar – 144001, Punjab
Contact: Mr. Amit Sharma Tel: (0181) 2232056/58, Fax: (0181) 2230961, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BENZY HOLIDAYS PVT LTD, 101 Crystal Arcade, C. G. Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 006 Contact: Shoba Kokate (Tel: 9920213661, email@example.com), Rajesh Bhatia, Sales Manager (Tel: 7820003525), Iqbal Mody (Tel: 9923798441) Tel: (079) 26403525, 30013430/32, Fax: 26403414, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com LEONARD TRAVELS PVT LTD, Tej House, 5 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pune 411 001 Tel: (020) 26056451 or 26131647, Fax: (020) 2613782, Manager: Vandana Hasabnis, 9960231082 or 9623346382, Director: Mrs Bhojwani, (020) 26347611 Mobile: 9325066588, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com MAAS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD, 101 R. M. Center, 5th Floor, Gulshan Avenue , Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh Tel: (8802) 8835802, 03, 8835460, 8837484, Fax: (8802) 8826678, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, amin.maas@ gmail.com, 88028837474 Resi: Azad: 8821569, mobile: 0171524097 Azad Direct: (8802) 9887711 Resi: Amin: (8802) 9338548 (M) +8801819257221 Afzal Hossain +88 01711635146 88028835802 Qayyum: 8801819220198, Reservation: Nasreen + 88 01730062981 VMS AVIATION AIR SERVICES PVT LTD, 164 Galle Road, Colombo 4, Srilanka Tel: (9411) 2502149, 2502209, 4377815, Fax: (9411) 2502190, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (mobile: 0094777752328), Hussein@vmstravels. net (mobile: 0094777590100) SHARAF CARGO PVT LTD (Cargo), Acme Centre, 2nd Floor, Opp Vadilal House, Mithakali Six Roads, Navrangpura, , Ahmedabad 380 009 Tel: 079 65454080 or 65454081/82/83, Fax: 079 66133503 Branch Mgr Mr. Dharmesh Panchal (9898060627), Email: panchal.ETAMD@ in.sharafcargo.com Asst Sales Mgr Mr. Nikhil Ketkar (9825319740), Email: ketkar.ETAMD@ in.sharafcargo.com GM Mr. Subeer Bharadwaj (9821086836), Email: bharadwaj.ETAMD@in.sharafcargo.com INDONESIA (M/S PT. Ayuberga) Menara Imperium, JI.H.R.Rasima Saidn Kav.1, Jakarta 12980, Indonesia Tel: 62 021 8356214, Fax: 62 021 8363937 Email: Ayubjkt@ayaberga.co.id Cargo: PT global Sarana Angkasa Wisma Soewarna Suit 2k, Soewarna Business Park, Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Jakarta 19110 Indonesia Tel: 62 21 5591 1428, Fax: 62 21 5591 1427 Email: email@example.com IRELAND PremAir Marketing Services Ltd, 7 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland Tel: 00353-1-663 3933, Fax: 353-1-661-0752 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/eamon.flanagan@ premair.ie Cargo: Heavyweight Air Express Ltd Tel: 353 -1-811-8693, Fax: 353-1-811-8901 Email: email@example.com ISRAEL Opensky Cargo Ltd Tel: 972 3 972 4338, CTO Tel: 972 3 7971405 Central Reservation Office Tel: 972 3 7971400/1403/1404 Reservation Agent Tel: 972 3 7971407, ShebaMiles & Group desk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ITALY Cargo: ATC Tel: 39 02 506791, Fax: 39 02 55400116 Email: INFO@ATCMIL.IT, SITA: MILGSET/ CRT/CMIZZET, Tel: 39 06 65010715, Fax: 39
General Sales Agents | 06 65010242, Email: INFO@ATCFCO.IT, SITA: ROMGSET JAPAN Tokyo Air System Inc, Toranomon TBL Bldg., 8F, 1-19-9, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan Tel: 81 3 3593 6730, Fax: 81 3 3593 6534, Email: email@example.com Hours: Mon - Fri 09:30-18:30, closed on Sat, Sun & public holidays Osaka Air System Inc., Huwa Tong Bldg., 5F, 4-5-16, Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0053 Japan Tel: 81 6 6265 2158, Fax: 81 6 6265 2501, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Mon - Fri 09:30-18:30, closed on Sat, Sun & public holidays JORDAN Passenger & Cargo: Al Karmel Travel & Tourism Trading, Jabal Ei Hussin Khaleed Bin Waleed St. PO Box 926497 Tel: 962 6 5688301, Fax: 962 6 5688302 Email: email@example.com KENYA Cargo: Freight In Time PO Box 41852-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 254 020-827044/827248/9 /827480 Ext: 132, Fax: 254 020-822709, Cell: 254 721 217141, Wireless: 254 020-3560579 KUWAIT Al-Sawan Co. W.L.L., M/S Al-Sawan Company W.L.L, Al Ghazali St (Al Rai), Kuwait Tel: 00965-4745190; Fax: 00965-4765661, Email: email@example.com MALAYSIA Abadi Aviation Services S/B, Suite 1603, Level 16 Central Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: (+603) 21412190/21420581/8, Fax : (+603) 21410429, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: Abadi Aviation Services S/B, Lot GFM-5D Malaysia Airlines Advanced Cargo Centre, Free Commercial Zone, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 64000 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: (+603) 87871198/1179, Fax: (+603) 87871108, Email: email@example.com MALTA Discover Momentum, L.L.C, 14350 North 87th Street Suite 265, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260 USA Tel: 480 707 5566, Fax: 480 707 5575 Email: Jenny-Adams@discovertheworld.com/ www.discovertheworld.com MAURITIUS & MADAGASCAR Agence Megrebine de Voyages, IRELAND BLYTH LTD, Aviation Pole, 5th floor, IBL House, Caudan, Port Louis Mauritius Tel: 230-203-2000/2082, Fax: 230-2124050, Email: Ivedwards@iblgroup.com MEXICO Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697
Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com MOZAMBIQUE Lusoglobo Tours, GSA Ethiopian Airlines, Av. 25 De Setembro nº 270 Edificio Time Square Bloc 4, first floor office no. 6 Tel: 21 314421, Mobile: 82 3144211 / 845072366, Email: Lusoglobotours@tvcabo.co.mz NETHERLANDS Cargo: Global Airlines Services BV Amsterdam Airport Columbus Gebouw 1 Folkstoneweg 34 NL-1118 LM Amsterdam Airport Tel: 0031 20 653 71 00, Fax: 0031 20 653 55 04 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NIGER Horizon Distribution (Satguru Travel and Tourism) BP 1114, Rond Point Maourey RCCM: NIA-NI2008-B-1889, Niamey, Niger Tel: 20735255, Fax: 20736934, Email: ssoni@ satguruun.com
NIGERIA Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistics Ltd., 2nd Floor NAHCO Building, Muritala Mohammed Int’l. Airport, Ikeja, Lagos Tel: +2348099914944, Mobile: 234 809 555 7905, Email: email@example.com OMAN National Travel & Tourism, Postal Code 100 Sultanate of Oman Tel: 00968-246 60300, Fax: 968 24566125 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PAKISTAN Trade Winds Associates Pvt. Ltd., 33-Hotel Metropole, MerewetherRoad, Islamabad Tel: 009221-5661712-14, Fax: 009221-5661715 Email: email@example.com Karachi Tel: 9221 3566 1712-13-14 & 16 Fax: 9221 3566 1715 Lahore Tel: 9242-3630-5229, 9242-3636-5165 Fax: 9242-3631-4051, Tel: 2823040/2823350, Fax: 2824030 Tel: 6305229/6365165, Fax: 6314051 PERU Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com
SINGAPORE CitiAir & Holidays Pte. Ltd. 48 133 New Bridge Road #14-05 China Town Point, Singapore 059413 Tel: (65) 6538 6860/ 3787/ 2678, Fax: (65) 6538 3183, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Orient Air Pte. Ltd, 05-22,Cargo Agt Bldg D 9 Airline road, Changi Airfreight Center Singapore 819827 Tel: 65 6214 2193/6 or 65 6214 2192, Fax: 65 6214 2199 SOMALIA Safeway Travel, Tourism and Cargo Agency, Maka Al-Mukarama street, Area number 4, Mogadishu Tel: 618304444 Email: email@example.com SOMALILAND Nobel Travel Agency, 26 Jun Main Road, Emarat Alkhayrm Building, 1st floor office No. 14, Hargiessa, Somaliland Tel: 252 2 528445/4 427575 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SOUTH AFRICA Cargo: Aero-Link Consulting Warehouse 34, Cargo, Section, P.O Box 1307, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, 1627 Tel: +27 11 390 3132/3366, Fax: +27 11 390 3139/3149 Email: email@example.com 156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27112898264, Fax: 27112898164 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILIPPINES Travel Wide Assoc. Sales Phils., Inc 8/F, Unit 817 Peninsula Court Bldg, 8735 Paseo de Roxas Ave, Makati City 1226, Philippines Tel: 63-2-5195014, Fax: 63-2-5198789 Web: www.twasp.com
SOUTH KOREA Sharp Aviation K Inc 8th floor, Injo Building, 111-1 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul, 110-110, Korea Tel: 82-2-722-1567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: email@example.com/www.co.kr
QATAR Fahd Travels, Doha, Qatar Tel: 00974-4432233, Fax: 00974-4432266 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cargo: Sharp Inc Tel: 82 2 7221567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: email@example.com
Cargo: Fahd Cargo Dar Al kotob area, Diamond Hotel Building, Doha, Qatar Fax: 00974 4431 1010, Tel: 00974 4441 4928 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RUSSIA Aviareps, Olympic Plaza, 39, Prospect Mira Bldg. 2, 129110 Moscow, Russia Tel: 7 495 937 59 50, 07 812 740 3820 Fax: 7 495 937 59 51, 07 812 740 3821 Email: email@example.com Cargo: GSA Russia Global Services Ltd. Amathuntos Avenue 8, Marina Complex Block A, No. 2, 4531 Limassol Cyprus Tel: 7 495 7953838, Mobile: 7 905 7801893 Email: Olga.Polyanskaya@aircargopro.com RWANDA Euro World Sarl, Kigali, Satguru International Tel: 250 570440/570442, Fax: 250 570441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: S.A.R.L SDV PO Box 1338, avenue de la douane, Kigali, Rwanda Email: email@example.com SAUDI ARABIA Al Zouman Aviation, Jeddah Tel: 966 2 6531222, Fax: 966 2 6517501 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alkhobar Tel: 966 3 8649000, Fax: 966 3 8941205 SERBIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA CAT Aviation, Knez Mihajlova 30 Tel: 381 641135735, Email: email@example.com SEYCHELLES Mason’s Travel Pty. Ltd. Revolutgion Avenue PO Box 459 Victoria Mahe Seychelles Tel: 0024 4288888 Fax: 248 4225273/248 4288820 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SIERRA LEONE IPC Tours, 22 Siaka Stevens Street, P.O. Box 1434, Freetown, Sierra Leone Tel: 00 232-221481, Fax: 232 22 227 470 Email: email@example.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
SPAIN & PORTUGAL AirTravel Management Calle Diego de leone, 69 40A-28006, Madrid, Spain Tel: 34 91 4022718, Fax: 34 91 4015239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: CRS Airline’s Representatives Conchita Supervia, 15–Local 08028 BARCELONA (SPAIN) Tel: 34 931888690, Fax: 34 93409251 SRI LANKA VMS Aviation Air Services PVT LTD 07-3 81183 (HO) RG, Galadari Hotel 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Hussien: 0094 777590100, Tel: 94 1 447370 / Fax: 94 1 437249, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org SWEDEN Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 40 36 38 10, Fax 46 40 36 38 19 Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 8 594 411 90, Fax: 46 8 594 42244 SWITZERLAND Airline center/AVIAREPS, AIRLINECENTER, Badenerstresse, Zurich,Switzerland Tel: 4122 91 98999, Fax: 4122 91 98900 Email: email@example.com AIRNAUTIC AG, Peter Merian Str.2 CH-4002, Cargo: Basel Switzerland Basel Tel: 41 61 227 9797 Fax: 41 61 227 9780 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SYRIA Passenger & Cargo: Al Tarek Travel & Tourism Fardous St, PO Box 30185 Tel: 963 11 2235225, Fax: 963 11 2211941 Email: email@example.com TAIWAN Apex Travel Services Ltd., 6F-3 No. 57, Fi Shin N. Rd Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 2 2740 7722, Fax: 886 2 2740 5570 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: Global Aviation Service (Taiwan) Inc. Tel: 886 2 2658 0255, Fax: 886 2 2659 7610 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
TANZANIA Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistic PO Box 1683, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Tel: +(255) 22 2842 850, Mobile: +(255) 784 784 144, Fax: +(255) 22 2 842 181 THAILAND Cargo: Oriole Travel & Tour Tel: 662 2379201 9, Fax: 662 2379200 Email: email@example.com TUNISIA Atlantis International LTD, S.A., 29, Ave Du Japon, Immueble Fatma, 1073 Montplaisir, Tunis, Tunisia Tel: 216 71 908 999/216 906 000, Fax: 216 71 904 110, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TURKEY Panorama Havacilik Ve Turizm Ltd., Cumhuriyet Cad. Apt. 185/1, Harbiye 34373, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 2315919, Fax: 90 212 2344999 Email: Ethiopian@arartur.com.tr, mdogan@ email@example.com Cargo: Airmark GSA Tas. Ltd. Sti.Omar Avni mah, Dumen Sok., No: 11/4 34437, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 444 1 472, Fax: 90 212 249 474 8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UGANDA Cargo: Freight In Time Ltd., PO Box 70942 Kampala, Uganda Tel: 256 0774 898075, Fax: 256 414 223996 Email: email@example.com UNITED KINGDOM Cargo: Air Liaison Ltd - Heavyweight Air Express Group Tel: 44-1753 210 008, Fax: 44-208 831 9309, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI Salem Travel Agency, bun Dhabi, UAE Tel: 97126273333/6218000, Fax: 009712-6211155, Email: email@example.com DUBAI Passenger & Cargo: Asian Air Travel & Tour Agency, N.R.L Group bldg.AlGharhoud, Dubai, UAE Tel: 009714 2826322, Fax: 009714 2825727, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Cargo: Heavy Weight Air Express (HW) Toll Free No: 800 445 2733, Tel: 630 595 2323/571 480 5200, Fax: 630 595 3232, Email: email@example.com VENEZUELA Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com VIETNAM Hai Au Building (11th Floor) 39b Truong Son Str., Tan Banh Dist Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: 84835472481-86, Fax: 84835472487 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Vector Aviation Co. Ltd Hai Au Building (11th Floor), 39B Truong Son Str.,Tan Binh Dist,HO CHI MINH City,Veitnam Tel: 848 3547 2487, Fax: 848 3547 2481-86 YEMEN Marib Travel & Tourism, Beirut Street (Next to Sudanese Embassy Sanaa, Yemen) Tel: 00971-426833, Fax: 009671-426836 Email: email@example.com ZAMBIA Cargo: EAS Zambia Ltd Bid Air Cargo, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, PO Box 37287 Lusaka Tel: 27 11230460021, Fax: 27865910066 ZANZIBAR Passenger & Cargo: Marhaba Hotels Travels & Tours Ltd Tel: 255 24 2231527-28, Fax: Fax: 255 24 2231526, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org march/april 2014
ENTERTAINMENT ON-DEMAND MOVIES / TV 86 | MAINSCREEN MOVIES / TV 85 | MOVIE SUMMARIES 86 | TV SUMMARIES 88 | AUDIO 93
r. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone â€” tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. PG-13 / 91 minutes / George Clooney, Sandra Bullock
Am I using Video On Demand? Is the screen in front of you a touch screen? Then, yes.
| VIDEO ON DEMAND
MAR-APR MOVIES See descriptions on pages 86-87.
BLOCKBUSTERS GRAVITY DRAMA, THRILLER PG-13 / 91 minutes LAST VEGAS COMEDY PG-13 / 104 minutes
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB DRAMA R / 117 minutes HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS AUSTRALIA DRAMA PG-13 / 165 minutes
ENOUGH SAID COMEDY PG-13 / 93 minutes
DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY COMEDY PG-13 / 93 minutes
BAGGAGE CLAIM COMEDY PG-13 / 97 minutes
INCEPTION ACTION PG-13 / 148 minutes
FROZEN ANIMATION PG / 108 minutes
INVICTUS BIOGRAPHY PG-13 / 134 minutes
MARVEL’S THOR — THE DARK WORLD ACTION PG-13 / 112 minutes
FRENCH CONNECTION ACTION R / 104 minutes
PRISONERS DRAMA, THRILLER R / 153 minutes
THE DEPARTED CRIME R / 151 minutes
TRAINING DAY ACTION R / 122 minutes
ICE AGE ANIMATION PG / 81 minutes
SON OF SARDAAR ROMANCE PG-13 / 120 minutes
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS ADVENTURE PG / 88 minutes
DOLPHIN TALE DRAMA PG / 113 minutes
WARNING ADVENTURE PG-13 / 93 minutes
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES COMEDY NR / 91 minutes THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING ACTION PG-13 / 178 minutes THE LORD OF THE RINGS 2: THE TWO TOWERS ACTION PG-13 /179 minutes THE LORD OF THE RINGS 3: RETURN OF THE KING ACTION PG-13 / 201 minutes KIDS CLASSICS
THE FUGITIVE ACTION PG-13 / 130 minutes
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (2003) COMEDY PG / 98 minutes
ALL IS LOST DRAMA PG-13 / 106 minutes
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY DRAMA PG-13 /135 minutes
CATS & DOGS ADVENTURE PG / 87 minutes
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY DRAMA R / 130 minutes
THE DARJEELING LIMITED DRAMA R / 92 minutes
12 YEARS A SLAVE DRAMA R / 135 minutes
THE DESCENDANTS COMEDY R / 115 minutes
RUNNER, RUNNER DRAMA, THRILLER R / 92 minutes
ANASTASIA (1997) ANIMATION PG / 94 minutes BIG COMEDY PG / 104 minutes
THE NEXT PRESIDENT DRAMA PG / 94 minutes
FALL IN LOVE ROMANCE PG-13 / 98 minutes
FLOWER GIRL COMEDY PG
AS THE WINDS BLOW COMEDY G / 102 minutes
TIZITA DRAMA PG / 95 minutes
THE MIDAS TOUCH COMEDY PG-13 / 98 minutes
NETSA TIGIL DRAMA PG / 100 minutes
THE PALACE DRAMA PG-13 / 115 minutes
MURDER AT PRIME SUITES DRAMA PG / 124 minutes THE VISITORS DRAMA PG / 115 minutes HINDI MOVIES
EUROPEAN MOVIES LE VOLCAN COMEDY PG-13 / 95 minutes 9 MOIS FERME COMEDY PG-13 / 82 minutes
CHAKRAVYUH DRAMA NC-17 / 119 minutes
FANNY DRAMA PG / 102 minutes
PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO COMEDY PG-13 / 118 minutes
L’AUTRE DUMAS COMEDY PG-13 / 105 minutes
MAR-APR TELEVISION See descriptions on pages 88-90. KIDS GOOD LUCK CHARLIE / Double Whammy / 30 Mins THE A.N.T FARM / SciANTs Fair / 30 Mins
NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE / Traffic / 30 Mins FRIENDS / The One With Ross’s Wedding / 30 Mins DRAMA
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S FIRST LIFE / Episode 2 / 30 Mins
FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS / Season 1, Episode 4 / 30 Mins
LEGENDARY BEACHES / Goa / 30 Mins
JOURNEY INTO WINE / South Africa — Stellenbosch / 30 Mins
SHAKE IT UP / Party It Up / 30 Mins
GREY’S ANATOMY / Time after Time, Desire / 60 Mins
HOMES OF TUNISIA / Episode 1 / 30 Mins
STORAGE WARS / Episode 2 / 30 Mins
DOC MCSTUFFINS / Ben/Anna Split/That’s Just Clawful / 30 Mins
THE MENTALIST / Red Badge, Red Menace / 60 Mins
FEW WORDS / Once off Show / 60 Mins
PHINEAS AND FERB / Ready for the Bettys / 30 Mins
FRINGE / Anomaly XB-6783746 / 30 Mins
PENGUIN SAFARI / Episode 2 / 60 Mins
CHEFS AROUND THE WORLD / Dieter Muller & Vivek Singh / 30 Mins
FISH HOOKS / Fish Sleepover Party / 30 Mins
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES / We’re So Happy You’re So Happy / 60 Mins
MANKIND; THE STORY OF ALL OF US / New World / 60 Mins
COMEDY HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / The Over-Correction, The Final Page: Part One, The Final Page: Part Two / 30 Mins NEW GIRL / Pepperwood, Cooler, Table 34 / 30 Mins TWO AND A HALF MEN / A Bottle of Wine and a Jackhammer / 30 Mins FUTURAMA / In-A-Gadda-DaLeela / 30 Mins THE BIG BANG THEORY / The Gothowitz Deviation, The Pirate Solution, The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary / 30 Mins 86
BONES / The Body and the Bounty, The Bones That Weren’t, The Shallow in the Deep / 60 Mins TOUCH / The Road Not Taken, Event Horizon, Closer / 60 Mins PRETTY LITTLE LIARS / The Perfect Storm / 30 Mins ELEMENTARY / Lesser Evils / 30 Mins
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE / Rob Lowe / 60 Mins ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS / Formula 1 Car / 60 Mins CHARLEY BOORMAN’S SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE / Episode 2 / 60 Mins MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE / Episode 1 / 60 Mins
VEGAS / (Il)Legitimate / 60 Mins
TEST YOUR BRAIN / Pay Attention / 60 Mins
THE GOOD WIFE / Home / 60 Mins
AURORA: FIRE IN THE SKY / Once off Show / 60 Mins
VIDEOFASHION DESIGNERS / Jean Paul Gaultier / 30 Mins
PAWN STARS / What the Truck / 30 Mins DESIGN / Lego / 30 Mins SHORTS PAPERMAN / 5:54 Mins THE ALPHABET 2 / 3:48 Mins THE MONK AND THE FLY / 3:26 Mins JACK / 3:59 Mins FIVE/FIVE / 6:20 Mins
A DAY IN THE LIFE / Mario Batali / 30 Mins
THINGS YOU’D BETTER NOT MIX UP / 2.11 Mins
JAMIE’S 30 MINUTE MEALS / Spinach Feta Pie / 30 Mins
PECKER / 3 Mins
ROAD TO RIO / Episode 8 / 30 Mins
DJANGO DJANGO — WOR / 4.49 Mins
STYLEOGRAPHY / Curvilicious / 30 Mins
HARROLD LITTLE / 2.54 Mins
RACE OF CHAMPIONS / Episode 1213 / 30 Mins
OIL MAN / 4.48 Mins DESTINATION GUIDES
WORLDWIDE SPORT / Episode 1213 / 30 Mins
ONE DAY IN SINGAPORE / 24 Mins
TECH TOYS 360 / Lamborghini Aventador / 30 Mins
MALAWI: THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA / 15 Mins
COUNTING CARS / Episode 1 / 30 Mins
SHANGHAI / 5 Mins
GRAND DESIGNS / Baintree / 60 Mins
NIGERIA / 6 Mins
Am I using Mainscreen? Is there a shared screen mounted to the ceiling? Then, yes.
OUTBOUND FLIGHTS See descriptions on pages 86-90.
ADDIS to AFRICA/WEST ASIA
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS ENOUGH SAID COMEDY PG-13 / 93 minutes
ADDIS to EUROPE
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS GRAVITY (FRENCH) DRAMA, THRILLER PG-13 / 91 minutes
ADDIS to INDIA
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS GRAVITY DRAMA, THRILLER PG-13 / 91 minutes
AFRICAN MOVIES EUROPEAN MOVIES THE NEXT PRESIDENT* DRAMA PG / 94 minutes
LE VOLCAN COMEDY PG-13 / 95 minutes
HINDI MOVIES CHAKRAVYUH DRAMA NC-17 / 119 minutes
ADDIS to EAST ASIA
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / 30 Mins THE MENTALIST / 60 Mins GRAND DESIGNS / 60 Mins
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
GRAVITY DRAMA, THRILLER PG-13 / 91 minutes
GRAVITY DRAMA, THRILLER PG-13 / 91 minutes
ENOUGH SAID COMEDY PG-13 / 93 minutes
ENOUGH SAID COMEDY PG-13 / 93 minutes
ASIAN MOVIES FALL IN LOVE ROMANCE PG-13 / 98 minutes
ADDIS to AMERICAS
CLASSIC MOVIES FRENCH CONNECTION* ACTION R / 104 minutes
HOMES OF TUNISIA / 30 mins
HOMES OF TUNISIA / 30 mins
HOMES OF TUNISIA / 30 mins
HOMES OF TUNISIA / 30 mins
THE GOOD WIFE / 60 Mins
THE GOOD WIFE / 60 Mins
THE GOOD WIFE / 60 Mins
THE GOOD WIFE / 60 Mins
TECH TOYS 360 / 30 Mins
TECH TOYS 360 / 30 Mins
TECH TOYS 360 / 30 Mins
TECH TOYS 360 / 30 Mins
*Not available on B737 aircrafts
INBOUND FLIGHTS See descriptions on pages 86-90.
AFRICA/WEST ASIA to ADDIS
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS BAGGAGE CLAIM COMEDY PG-13 / 97 minutes AFRICAN MOVIES FLOWER GIRL* COMEDY PG
EUROPE to ADDIS
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS LAST VEGAS (FRENCH) COMEDY PG-13 / 104 minutes EUROPEAN MOVIES 9 MOIS FERME* COMEDY PG-13 / 82 minutes
INDIA to ADDIS
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS LAST VEGAS COMEDY PG-13 / 104 minutes HINDI MOVIES PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO* COMEDY PG-13 / 118 minutes
EAST ASIA to ADDIS
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
THE BIG BANG THEORY / 30 mins JAMIE’S 30 MINUTE MEALS / 30 mins ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS / 60 mins
MAR/APR MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
LAST VEGAS COMEDY PG-13 / 104 minutes
LAST VEGAS COMEDY PG-13 / 104 minutes
BAGGAGE CLAIM COMEDY PG-13 / 97 minutes
BAGGAGE CLAIM COMEDY PG-13 / 97 minutes
ASIAN MOVIES AS THE WINDS BLOW* ACTION R / 108 minutes
AMERICAS to ADDIS
CLASSIC MOVIES THE DESCENDANTS COMEDY R / 115 minutes
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / 30 mins
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / 30 mins
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / 30 mins
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / 30 mins
PAWN STARS / 30 mins
PAWN STARS / 30 mins
PAWN STARS / 30 mins
PAWN STARS / 30 mins
CHARLEY BOORMAN’S SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE / 60 mins
CHARLEY BOORMAN’S SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE / 60 mins
CHARLEY BOORMAN’S SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE / 60 mins
CHARLEY BOORMAN’S SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE / 60 mins
*Not available on B737 aircrafts
| MOVIE SUMMARIES
BLOCKBUSTERS 12 Years A Slave 12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. All is Lost Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, he sails unknowingly into the path of a storm. August: Osage County August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in — and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Baggage Claim A flight attendant, who is also the oldest unmarried woman in her family, sets out to find a man in the last month before her younger sister’s impending marriage ceremony. Dallas Buyers Club The story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof’s battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies, based on true events. After being diagnosed HIV-positive in 1986, he searched for alternative treatments and helped establish a club which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.
Enough Said A divorced and single parent, Eva spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert — a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. Frozen Fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Gravity Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone — tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Last Vegas Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam have been best friends since childhood. When sworn bachelor Billy finally proposes to his much younger girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. Marvel’s Thor — The Dark World Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe into darkness. Faced with an enemy even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor embarks on his most perilous and personal journey yet. Prisoners Keller Dover is facing the greatest challenge of his life: His 6-year-old daughter and her friend have gone missing. When the police detective
in charge releases their only suspect, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. Runner, Runner Richie Furst, a young genius played by Justin Timberlake, finds himself in over his head when he travels to Costa Rica to confront a gambling kingpin played by Ben Affleck. Seduced into a world beyond his wildest imagination, he soon learns that there is no such thing as easy money. CLASSIC MOVIES Australia Australia centers on an English aristocrat who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland and reluctantly joins forces with a cattle driver to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country’s most unforgiving land. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story A small local gym is threatened with extinction by a gleaming sportsand-fitness palace, unless a group of social rejects can rise to victory in the ultimate dodgeball competition. French Connection William Friedkin’s gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Together with her best friend Dorothy, showgirl Lorelei embarks upon a boat trip to Paris, where she intends to marry millionaire Gus Esmond. En route, the girls are bedeviled by private detective Malone, hired by Esmond’s father to make certain that Lorelei isn’t just another golddigger.
Gulliver’s Travels Jack Black is Lemuel Gulliver, a lowly mailroom clerk at a New York newspaper. After Gulliver bluffs his way into an assignment writing about the Bermuda Triangle, he goes there only to be transported to an undiscovered land, Lilliput. Inception A skilled extractor is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible. Invictus Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African president, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: to enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The Bridges of Madison County Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s. The Darjeeling Limited The Darjeeling Limited is an emotional comedy about three brothers reforging family bonds after the death of their father. The eldest son, played by Wilson, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India. The Departed An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat. The Descendants The Descendants is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King, a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. The Fujitive Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring A meek hobbit of The Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. The Lord of the Rings 2: The Two Towers While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
12 YEARS A SLAVE
The Lord of the Rings 3: Return of the King Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Training Day On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears. KIDS CLASSICS Anastasia (1997) The daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Anastasia, is found by two Russian con men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek the reward that her grandmother promised to the ones who find her. But the evil mystic of the Tsar family, Rasputin, still wants the Romanov family to be destroyed forever. Big More than anything else, 13-yearold New Jerseyite Josh wants to be “big.” That’s the wish he makes at an odd-looking amusement pier fortunetelling machine. The next morning, Josh wakes up and discovers that he’s grown to manhood overnight. Cats & Dogs When a rogue feline, Mr. Tinkles, initiates a plan to strategically disable the world’s dog population and leave humans defenseless against his tyranny, a crack team of dog agents and a loyal puppy named Lou are all that stand between mankind and slavery. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Tom and Kate Baker have made many sacrifices in their professional lives in order to raise their 12 children. When Tom is offered a job as a Division I college football coach, he moves the entire pack to a suburb of Chicago. Unsurprisingly, the move shakes up the whole family. Ice Age Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth is overrun by freezing temperatures in an Ice Age. When a lost human infant is discovered, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth and a wooly mammoth try to return him to his tribe. AFRICAN MOVIES Flower Girl Kemi is dying to get married. Umar is dying to get ahead in his career. When their relationship hits troubled waters, Kemi seeks the help of movie superstar Tunde and together they hatch a plan to fulfill Kemi’s dream. Murder at Prime Street Private detectives are on a mission to unravel the mystery behind the sudden death of a university student who secretly embarks on a journey to a mysterious place, unbeknownst to everyone she knows. The Next President A political candidate is shocked to the core when an opponent is appointed over himself as the presidential nominee. Blackmail,
Boeing 777/787 Flights | MOVIE SUMMARIES
Le Volcan A divorced couple must band together to make it to their daughter’s wedding in Greece after their flight is cancelled. They find themselves on an adventurous roadtrip together, racing the odds to get along with each other and make it to the church on time. SHORT MOVIES Django Django — WOR Django Django became obsessed by an Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad. So, naturally, they asked Noisey if they’d be up for travelling over to India and standing right in the middle of lumps of precariously speeding metal for a day, to film a video for their track “Wor.”
corruption and deceit ensue in the race to become president. The Visitors A young man struggles to find a job and make something of his life. Things begin to change when he invites a mysterious woman into his home, but is it all too good to be true? Tizita Mebratu is a dedicated man who, after his studies, was assigned to work in Sidamo to eradicate a wide spread disease in cattle. His journey to Sidamo was life changing not only in terms of his career but also his personal life when he met the woman of his dreams. Netsa Tigil Are men and women really equal? Who carries the responsibility within the family? This lighthearted comedy looks at the dynamic between married couples and the quandries they find themselves in. HINDI MOVIES
Warning Seven friends are neck deep in water, oblivious of their geographical coordinates and miles away from land with no way to get back on to their yacht. Old conflicts resound and new ones emerge when a new predator comes to kill. ASIAN MOVIES As the Winds Blow Michelle’s life takes an unexpected turn when her mother sends her to get her father to sign a divorce agreement. When her father is injured only a day into the trip, Michelle unexpectedly finds a bond forming between the two. Fall in Love Romance strikes between Xiaobei and her new colleague Tianlang when they both help out an elderly man in an accident. However, despite their connection, Tianlang struggles to put his ex-fiancee behind him, after her disappearance three years ago.
Chakravyuh Adil Khan, a highly decorated police officer, is posted to Nandighat after a horrifying massacre of 84 policemen. Within days, he discovers that the Maoists, led by the ruthless and charismatic Rajan, effectively control the area.
The Midas Touch Debt-collector Mak Chiu takes pity on a group of pop starlets when he goes to collect from their agency. Thinking he can do a better job, Chiu takes over in lieu of the debt but starts to realize that he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Vishwas Rao, raised by a single mother, dreams of becoming a movie star. His mother wants him to be a police chief. When Vishwas is mistaken for an officer on the set of a movie, his mother thinks her dream has come true.
The Palace Chenxiang enters Emperor Kangxi’s palace and meets the maid Liuli, and the two girls quickly becoming friends. Liuli dreams of meeting the prince and becoming the future queen — even if it means she has to betray and frame Chenxiang in the process.
Son of Sardaar Son of Sardaar is a romantic comedy which takes you straight into the heartland of colorful Punjab and larger-than-life Punjabis. They take pride about their hospitality and warmth but are mighty serious about matters regarding honor and dignity.
more surprising is when paternity tests reveal that the father of the unborn child is Bob Nolan, a criminal who’s being pursued for a monstrous crime. Fanny The story unfolds entirely in the Old Port of Marseille between the wars, where Marius, the son of port-side café owner César, has a love affair with Fanny, the daughter of the neighboring fishmonger. L’Autre Dumas Nobody knows Auguste Maquet, and yet everybody knows Alexandre Dumas who wrote the swashbuckling masterpiece The Three Muskateers. When a lively girl mistakes the shy Auguste Maquet for the fiery ex-revolutionary writer, begging him to help get her father released, the former makes few efforts to put her right.
Five/Five Brandon Todd is 5’5’’ and he can dunk. He has never believed his height to be a limitation but an opportunity to change how people view small athletes. Todd transforms his body over the course of a few years, gaining more than 80 pounds of muscle and increasing his vertical leap to over 45 inches. Todd hopes to teach others that through hard work and perseverance, physical limitations can be overcome. Harrold Little Harrold Little believes you are not limited by age but only by your ability to imagine. Harrold’s Train Museum in Tyler Texas is the home of all the trains and dreams that he began collecting at the age of 7. Jack Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in an isolated cabin deep in the Ventana Wilderness. While on a hunting trip, he learns that an old homestead is being put up for auction by the estate of a
childless heiress. He puts a bid on the property and wins. When his wife passes away, Jack effectively leaves “society” and moves to the cabin full time. Oil Man Jim Rodgers is in the world’s oldest profession, doing business the “old school” way. In fact, Jim likes everything old, except his women. Paperman In this Disney short, a young accountant named George is hit by a paper as he stands on a train platform. This unusual but welcome occurrence of fate causes him to meet a beautiful woman. Pecker The bird pecks, the ox objects. But without the pecking, life becomes very complex! A charming short by Erik van Schaaik. The Alphabet 2 The Alphabet 2 — a horn book video experiment — is a developmental spelling video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself. Playing with different techniques and materials in little and big spaces, but it always focusing on Helvetica font’s proportions. A collection of words in a delightful spelling video. The Monk and The Fly In this charming short from the Irish Film Board, a contented monk relaxes under a shady Banyan tree on a peaceful summer’s day. What could possibly go wrong? Things You’d Better Not Mix Up This animated short by Julia Lieuwma beautifully and comically depicts a series of things you’d better not mix up.
EUROPEAN MOVIES 9 Mois Ferme Ariane Felder is pregnant. As she’s a young judge with strict morals, it’s more than a surprise. And even
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Jess is in the apartment alone. Nick and Schmidt compete to get the attention of Holly, a woman who is attracted to sadness. New Girl Episode: Table 34 The gang attends an Indian marriage convention with Cece, where she hopes to find her future husband. While there, Schmidt once again tries to win Cece back. Jess and Nick discuss the intimate moment they shared the night before. The Big Bang Theory Episode: The Gothowitz Deviation Sheldon attempts to covertly alter Penny’s habits, while Howard and Raj try their luck meeting women at a Goth-style club.
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KIDS Doc McStuffins Episode: Ben/Anna Split/That’s Just Clawful Ben and Anna, Alma’s “Hugging Monkeys,” need to be separated after one of them suffers a torn Velcro “hug” patch and needs to recover overnight at the clinic. Fish Hooks Episode: Fish Sleepover Party Bea decides to have a fun girls-only party, but Milo and Oscar, upset they weren’t invited, decide to infiltrate the party (dressed as girls) and spy on everyone. Good Luck Charlie Episode: Double Whammy Teddy becomes the school mascot. Charlie takes her first step. Phineas and Ferb Episode: Ready for the Bettys Candace and Stacy get to travel with their favorite band only to find out that they’re real snobs. Mean-
while, Phineas and Ferb become secret agents for a day after finding one of Perry’s secret lair entrances. Shake It Up Episode: Party It Up CeCe and Rocky sneak out to attend one of Gary’s infamous house parties. The A.N.T Farm Episode: SciANTs Fair Chyna stays up all night watching a show instead of studying for a test but gets a good grade anyway. Feeling that something fishy is going on, she gets help from Olive to prove that the school is treating the ANTs differently. COMEDY Friends Episode: The One With Ross’s Wedding The friends are leaving for Ross and Emily’s wedding in London. Phoebe and Rachel stay at home. Ross really wants Rachel to attend, but
Rachel lies to Ross about having to work. Futurama Episode: In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela Leela and Zapp Brannigan find themselves stranded on an Edenlike planet. How I Met Your Mother Episode: The Over-Correction Robin becomes increasingly suspicious of Barney’s relationship with Patrice. Meanwhile, Marshall discovers his mother is moving on in her romantic life . . . with a very disturbing partner. How I Met Your Mother Episode: The Final Page: Part One With Christmas fast approaching, Barney tells Ted that he plans on proposing to Patrice, which leads Ted to debate whether or not to tell Robin. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily run into an acquaintance from college. How I Met Your Mother Episode: The Final Page: Part Two Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney’s intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift — a night away from Marvin — but a case of separation anxiety strikes and threatens to ruin the evening. New Girl Episode: Pepperwood Nick thinks that Edgar (Nate Corddry), a student in Jess’ creative writing class, is a psychotic killer. Schmidt and Winston try to find from each other what is being said about them when they are not in the room.
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New Girl Episode: Cooler Nick, Schmidt and Winston try to get lucky with women by spending a “guys night out” at the bar, while
The Big Bang Theory Episode: The Pirate Solution Raj must find a new job or be sent back to India, but Sheldon has a solution, which leaves Leonard and Penny dealing with Howard as third wheel. The Big Bang Theory Episode: The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary Wolowitz begs Penny to set him up with one of her friends; Sheldon seeks payback against Wil Wheaton. The New Adventures of Old Christine Episode: Traffic Christine’s relationship with Mr. Harris is on the ropes because she is just too busy with her life to make time for him. Two and a Half Men Episode: A Bottle of Wine and a Jackhammer Lyndsey tells Alan that she loves him and asks him to move in with her. At first Alan declines, but after learning that it would upset Judith,
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he decides to go ahead with the idea. Charlie bribes Eldridge and Jake with money so that they agree also. DRAMA Bones Episode: The Body and the Bounty With Cam’s reputation and career on the line, the team travels from overseas to help her solve the case of an unidentified young boy. It will take the collaborative energy and knowledge of the newly reunited team to unravel evidence and find closure for the family of the unknown boy. Bones Episode: The Bones That Weren’t When the remains of a couple are discovered in a cave at a National Park, the team must piece together the identity of the man and the woman as well as solve the crime. Booth’s girlfriend and Afghanistanwar correspondent Hannah Burley makes a surprise visit. Bones Episode: The Shallow in the Deep Decomposed remains found at the Jersey Shore are identified as a 23-year-old who partied the night before at a popular nightclub; Brennan surprisingly proves her popculture savvy and anthropological expertise after watching what she believed to be a documentary on the inhabitants of the Jersey Shore. Desperate Housewives Episode: We’re So Happy You’re So Happy Bree fails to notice the effect of her working long hours at cooking company is having on her home life as Orson, who is revealed to have spent two years in prison after confessing to attempting to kill Mike, begins to resent her.
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Touch Episode: Event Horizon Martin meets Amelia’s mother Lucy (Maria Bello), who has been looking for her daughter for three years. Jake’s numbers lead them to a motel with a mysterious man and, presumably, Amelia inside. Touch Episode: Closer After seeing Calvin’s breakdown online, Martin views him as a common Aster Corps enemy and wishes to speak with him. Knowing that reaching Calvin will be difficult, Martin turns his attention to Vikash Nayar, a man interested in Calvin as an employee.
AURORA: FIRE IN THE SKY
Elementary Episode: Lesser Evils Holmes is intrigued by the high mortality rate at a hospital and soon discovers the deaths may have been from euthanasia. Fringe Episode: Anomaly XB-6783746 The team joins forces with Nina to recover a key piece of the plan that Walter created to defeat the Observers. Grey’s Anatomy Episode: Time after Time Meredith deals with an overbearing step-mother. Christina finds herself caught between Burke and Marlow. Derek fights for the job of chief. Alex continues the search for Jane Doe’s identity. And Izzie’s past comes looking for her.
“one more case,” and then leave the CBI. The Mentalist Episode: Red Menace The CBI team is called in to investigate the murder of Kristin Marley, a prominent state senator’s intern and aide who was rumored to have had an affair with the senator’s husband. Lisbon is late to her psychiatrist for the third time in a row. Touch Episode: The Road Not Taken As the Aster Corporation increases their interest in Jake, Martin joins forces with Abigail as the stakes of Jake’s custody escalate. When Avram reiterates to Martin that Jake and Amelia are connected, Martin sets out on a passionate mission to uncover the truth.
Grey’s Anatomy Episode: Desire The chairman of Seattle Grace’s board of directors is admitted and all the attendings vie for his favor; Izzie and George keep getting confronted by the results of infidelity; and Burke presses Cristina for a decision.
Vegas Episode: (Il)Legitimate Vincent makes new enemies when he tries to buy out a neighboring casino, and sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a cleaning lady who was making trouble for her labor union. DISCOVERY Aurora: Fire In The Sky Episode: Once Off Show The aurora is without doubt the most striking natural phenomenon in the polar regions of our planet. This documentary presents the phenomenon of the polar lights from various aspects.
casting, Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series “First Life,” he goes back in time in search of the very first animals.
completed the impossible and broke the sound barrier in a freefall jump from the edge of space. This documentary joins Felix and his crew five years previous to his astonishing, recor- breaking feat.
Engineering Connections Episode: Formula 1 Car Along with host Richard Hammond, “F1” find out how Formula 1 cars take inspiration from some surprisingly simple sources.
Penguin Safari Episode: Episode 2 During the Antarctic spring, millions of penguins converge on the island of South Georgia to breed. It becomes a vital oasis for one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife and one of biggest penguin colonies on Earth. This special reveals the intimate secret lives of three different types of penguins.
Few Words Episode: Once off show This is the story of a modern skiing pioneer who became one of the most successful and talented freestyle skiers in the world: Candide Thovex. Freeride World Champion and freestyling legend Candide takes you on a journey to discover the most beautiful snow regions. Homes of Tunisia Episode: Episode 1 From traditional houses to colonial mansions, from the latest architectural trends to age-old house building techniques in Tunisia, “Homes of Tunisia” is a unique mix of travel and architecture. Legendary Beaches Episode: Goa Explore India’s smallest state, home to some of the world’s most sensational beaches. Welcome to Goa!
Charley Boorman’s South African Adventure Episode: Episode 2 South Africa plays host to Charley Boorman’s latest adventure, as he traverses over 6,000 miles of this beautiful country on his trusty BMW GS Adventure motorcycle.
Mankind: The Story of All Of Us Episode: New World The Aztecs have built a mighty empire that dominates Central America. But it will be destroyed because of a domino effect. Europeans race to find a new route to the spice-rich East. Instead, Christopher Columbus lands in America.
David Attenborough’s First Life Episode: Episode 2 In more than 50 years of broad-
Mission To The Edge Of Space Episode: Episode 1 One year ago Felix Baumgartner
Test Your Brain Episode: Pay Attention In this documentary hosted by Peter Offer, we delve into the eccentricities of the human brain, one of the most fascinating organs we possess. “Test Your Brain” sizes up the human brain with an intricate series of interactive experiments to see how easily the organ can be fooled. Who Do You Think You Are Episode: Rob Lowe In this series, which allows celebrities to investigate their lineage, Rob Lowe discovers his maternal family’s unexpected ties to early American history. LIFESTYLE A Day in the Life Episode: Mario Batali Experience a day in the life of culinary superstar Mario Batali. Chefs Around the World Episode: Dieter Muller & Vivek Singh Eckart Witzigmann, chef of the century, will be on site visiting outstanding colleagues at their
Pretty Little Liars Episode: The Perfect Storm A terrible storm comes to Rosewood and all of the students are trapped in school. Emily reveals a secret after she’s accused of killing Alison. Just as Aria is about to give dating Noel a chance, Ezra returns. The Good Wife Episode: Home The son of Alicia’s former friends is charged with felony murder and Alicia decides to defend him, despite the fact that she was ostracized by the family ever since her husband’s scandal. The Mentalist Episode: Red Badge Minelli decides to assign the Red John case to Agent Sam Bosco when he thinks that Lisbon and Patrick are too close to the case. Patrick thereafter decides to solve
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as immortalized by Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition Tour. Worldwide Sport Episode: Episode 1213 Viewers are given the opportunity to sample the best of the action from a colorful spectrum of sports around the globe. Along with the excitement of competition, the viewer is taken to a world away from the spotlight as we meet the sportsmen and sportswomen who make the headlines. DESTINATION GUIDES One Day in Singapore Spend one delightful day in Singapore, one of the worlds largest commercial hubs and home to the unique Merlion statue. Although famous for its technological infrastructure, this beautiful city is fast becoming a cultural metropolis in the heart of South East Asia.
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respective restaurants to present extraordinary recipes, exotic products and the philosophy of each chef, garnished with a glimpse of the chef’s private life. Counting Cars Episode: Episode 1 Horny Mike discovers a coveted bike frame on private property and convinces Danny to risk it all by sneaking inside. Later, Scott is miffed by a last-minute creative change that is guaranteed to cost the shop big money. Design Episode: Lego In 2009, Lego will celebrate its 50th anniversary and the 320 billions of blocks sold since the toy first debuted in 1949. In this program, the design of this cultural phenomenon is explored. Fabulous Baker Brothers Episode: Season 1, Episode 4 Two brothers — Tom, a baker, and Henry, a chef and butcher — unlock the trade secrets of baking, and without a cupcake in sight. Grand Designs Episode: Braintree Kevin catches up with artists Freddie and Ben and their timberframed barn in the Essex countryside to see how they are adjusting to rural life. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Episode: Spinach Feta Pie Delight in Jamie Oliver’s spinachand-feta filo pie, tomato salad
with basil dressing, and coated ice cream. Not quite 30 minutes, but maybe next time! Journey Into Wine Australia Episode: South Africa - Stellenbosch ‘’Journey Into Wine: South Africa” follows the adventures of charismatic wine expert Isabelle Legeron as she explores the country’s major wine-producing areas, including Cape Town, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Walker Bay. Pawn Stars Episode: What the Truck Items appraised include an 1890s 18-karat gold Tiffany’s pocket watch; a collection of 82 first series Garbage Pail Kids trading cards from 1985; a 1960s Mercedes Unimog military truck; and a sign that hung on the Berlin Wall. Racecar driver Matt Kenseth has a cameo. Race of Champions Episode: Episode 1213 The Race Of Champions is the world-renowned knockout motorsport event featuring some of the world’s greatest drivers: A series of head-to-head races over one weekend on a cleverly designed twin racetrack, where the greats of motor sport battle for the title of “World’s Fastest Nation.” Road to Rio Episode: Episode 8 This weekly magazine show highlights the athletes, both established and unknown, who will play a part in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Storage Wars Episode: Episode 2 America’s most addictive treasurehunting series follows a team of bidders looking to score big in the high-stakes world of storage auctions.
“Tech Toys 360” travels the globe in search of the coolest vehicles, gadgets and gear. In this episode, we take a look at a CXC Driving Simulator, Garia Luxury Golf Car and Proform Le Tour de France Bike amongst many other amazing toys.
Styleography Episode: Curvilicious Meet stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johansson, and get tips on how to look like a star yourself.
Videofashion Designers Episode: Jean Paul Gaultier John Paul Gaultier is the French king of convention twisting: His runway shows have proudly highlighted tattooed and voluptuous models such as rock star Beth Ditto, showcased gender-bending skirt-clad men, and featured infamously conical corsetry,
Tech Toys 360 Episode: Lamborghini Aventador
Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa Beautiful lakes, wide spanning and pristinely reserved national parks and the misty heights of Mount Mulanje; Its not hard to see why Malawi is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations on the African Continent. Often called “The Warm Heart of Africa”, it is home to over 500 species of fish and a whole host of dramatic peaks. Shanghai Shanghai is truly a melting pot of culture, bringing together the influences of East and West in a beautifully dramatic skyscape of art, architecture and technology. With a voracious appetite for style, Shanghai has become one of the most glamorous and cutting edge cities on the planet! Nigeria The music and literature alone, that has come out of Nigeria, the beautiful power of West Africa, makes it a place of note. Home to Kano, West Africa’s oldest city and the exuberant Lagos, Nigeria is fast becoming a must-see destination for eager travellers.
MARCH-APRIL BROADCAST CHANNELS MUSIC FROM ETHIOPIA Enjoy a channel alive with only the best songs from Ethiopia. Artists such as Haile Roots, Nati Haile and Reshad Kedir perform a collection of satisfying sounds epitomizing the harmonious talents of Ethiopia today.
MARCH-APRIL ALBUM COMPILATIONS ETHIOPIAN AFRICAN Enjoy a selection of albums brimming with sounds from the heart of Africa. Listen to collections from Yabba Funk, Victor Deme, Angelique Kidjo and many more.
ETHIOPIAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC (MUSIC FROM ETHIOPIA)
ETHIOPIAN INSTRUMENTAL Ethiopian Instrumental is an elaborate and expressive collection of instrumental pieces. Theodros Mitiku, Tilaye Gebre and The Express Band, among others, will soothe you completely through a mixture of their delicate and energetic sounds.
ALL THAT JAZZ All That Jazz is a concoction of every character within jazz. A handful of artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Donald Byrd, give warming performances in this mix. From old classics to smooth contemporary, All That Jazz is sure to cover all corners of this nonchalant musical style. EASY LISTENING Easy Listening allows you to switch off and recline, as a very laid-back medley of tunes sing you into total serenity. Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Lisa Hannigan perform their most soothing songs to help you completely repose.
Enjoy collections from some of the greatest artists in Ethiopia today. Artist like Jamboo Joote, Tikue Weldu and Mohammed Tawil. Sit back and appreciate.
ETHIOPIAN CLASSIC Here, enjoy albums full of world-renowned performers, orchestras and soloists, performing major works from some of history’s greatest composers: Bach, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and many more.
ETHIOPIAN COUNTRY Here, a fusion of Country albums for you to enjoy. A range of artists, from Buddy Miller to Sara Evans, are here to share a collection of their hits with you.
ETHIOPIAN HIP HOP/R&B A melodic mix of Hip-Hop tunes and R&B hits, with a large selection of albums for you to listen to. This includes artists such as Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah and Jennifer Hudson.
CHART HITS Chart Hits is a channel solely dedicated to the latest chart-toppers in pop and rock. If you want to be up-to-speed with the most current hits in music today, then tune into Chart Hits, where Gotye, Lana Del Rey and Beyoncé will definitely activate your musical taste buds. COUNTRY This channel offers a blend of cooling Country sounds. With hits from both classic and modern artists, you are sure to experience the refreshing flavors of authentic country music. Jeff Bridges, Emmylou Harris and Lady Antebellum perform some of their best works for you today.
ETHIOPIAN INSTRUMENTAL Here, we offer an expressive and inspiring collection of Instrumental albums for you to enjoy.
ETHIOPIAN JAZZ From old classics to smooth contemporary, here you will find an excellent collection of Jazz albums. You’ll find every great Jazz musician, from Miles Davis to Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong.
ETHIOPIAN KIDS WORLD HITS World Hits is an eclectic collection of music from all over the globe. This channel allows you to experience all ranges of talent in all ranges of music. Artists such as Salah Al Zadjali, Destra and Axelle Red take this opportunity to introduce you to their own personal worlds, through the medium of music. CLASSICAL COLLECTION Classical Collection showcases world-renowned performers, orchestras and soloists, performing major works from some of the best composers in history. The London Symphony Orchestra with Josef Krips, Walter Klien and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra provide a classical assortment. CLASSIC ROCK Rife with roaring riffs and smooth bass lines, Classic Rock is a channel wholly dedicated to true rock n’ roll. Here, Pink Floyd, T. Rex and Jimi Hendrix play a handful of the greatest rock songs in history.
Here, a cheerful compilation of albums, full of upbeat songs for all your little ones to enjoy.
ETHIOPIAN OLDIES Enjoy taking a trip down memory lane through this extensive collection of nostalgic albums. This includes some of the greats, such as Al Green, Elvis Presley and Fleetwood Mac.
ETHIOPIAN POP If you’re looking for the latest hits, then enjoy this medley of the most current Pop albums out now. This includes albums from Beyonce, Lady Gaga and David Guetta.
ETHIOPIAN ROCK Relish in a sea of Rock, with albums from legendary rock n’ rollers to the latest stars — Bob Dylan, The Strokes and The Black Keys.
GOLDEN OLDIES Take a walk down memory lane with a compilation of nostalgic hits. Golden Oldies presents R.E.M., Tina Turner and Duran Duran, who lead the way with a string of classics, taking you right back to when they were No. 1.
ETHIOPIAN WORLD Here, enjoy a diverse collection of hit albums from all over the globe! Amplify your cultural consciousness through sounds from Ely Guerra, Ocean Hai and Oliver Haidt.
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