Ethiopia: Sky Bus imports more buses

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (The Reporter) — Sky Bus S.C., the first modern public transport company, this week imported six modern buses. The 45-seat buses cost more than two million birr each.

In January this year, Sky Bus launched public transport services to six major regional towns — Bahir Dar, Gondar, Harrar, Dire Dawa, Awassa and Jimma.

Sky Bus has ordered 30 45-seat buses from the German truck and bus manufacturer, M.A.N. According to company officials, the total cost of the 30 buses is estimated at 52 million birr. Four more buses are on their way to the Djibouti port.

The luxurious buses have a refrigerator, coffee machine, and two TV screens. On each bus there will be two attendants who will serve breakfast, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee. The unique feature of the buses that arrived yesterday is that they have latrines.

Sky Bus S.C. has 4000 shareholders who contributed 60 million birr. The company has a plan to start transport service to neighboring countries.

- By Kaleyesus Bekele | The Reporter

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