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The effect of Donald Trump’s travel ban on Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, a state-owned operator, said it is performing well financially despite recent travel ban complications by the US President, Donald Trump.

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam,  said on Tuesday that Trump’s order halting immigration from 7 states created confusion for passengers but had little impact on operations.

The order of January 27 temporarily halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority states out of which three were in Africa; Ethiopia’s neighbours Somalia, Sudan and restive north African nation of Libya.

The CEO also told Reuters the airline’s revenues were up 10.3 percent at 54.5 billion birr ($2.43 billion) in the 2015/16 fiscal year, while passenger numbers rose 18 percent to 7.6 million.

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