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The recent bold move to merge Ethiopian Airlines with Ethiopian Airports Enterprise makes sense from some – primarily the government’s – perspectives. But others in the African aviation business are fearful it creates something of a monopoly as well as conflicts of interests, which could result in even higher prices. The secrecy with which the move was made has not helped matters, say observers. They argue that if making the airport profitable was the goal, then reform may have been a better option. reports.

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