Ethiopian Airlines, Last Piece of TWA

Of the surviving pieces of Trans World Airlines, or TWA, includes Canteen, the office catering and snacks company, the TWA Hotel and Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian was once run by TWA. The African airline has survived Civil War, famine and economic crisis.

The airline was founded by Emperor Haile Selassie, with symbolism of the Lion of Judah painted by its cockpit and all of this coupled with the jet-set glamour of Howard Hughes’ TWA and the airline’s usefulness as an economic development engine in an impoverished part of the world.

Ethiopian Airlines is a beacon of hope in Africa, proof that locally run high tech businesses can run anywhere. Ethiopian Airlines.


  • Garland Pollard

    J. Garland Pollard IV is editor/publisher of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands.

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