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Since the opening of the Radisson Blu hotel in Addis Ababa in January 2012, the hotel has been known to welcome and organize a great number of successful events for its local and international clients. However, the hotel has not organized an event of its own yet and says “this is about to change” tomorrow Sep 10th, as it is preparing to host a party for Ethiopian New Year’s Eve that the management of the hotel hopes “will be remembered for a long time.”

Hadra Ahmed

Ethiopian Airlines announced that its operating revenue has increased by 14pc from last year as revenue increased to 38.5 billion br, up from 33.8 billion br a year earlier, despite soaring fuel prices and the grounding of Dreamliner 787s for several months. Its operating profit also rose to 2.7 billion birr ($142.85 million), up from 1 billion br a year ago, boosted by growth in its fleet, destinations and passenger numbers, the national carrier announced.