The bird with no name…

Ethiopian Airways’ travel adviser log just does not make good reading. The elderly none liveried, Boeing 767-300, painted gloss white head to stern had no distinguishing marks apart from a compulsory call sign hastily stencilled slightly forward of its well-worn tail fin. Addis Ababa airport is undergoing a huge make-over and the old lady had little difficulty steering around the piles of bitumen that were awaiting their final resting place in the extending runway. Then it was a quick duck into the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then onto the more modest offerings of Lilongwe’s terminal and the world’s shortest baggage belt.

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