Ethiopian Airlines to Open 7 New Destinations in 2017
January 18, 2017 - Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has planned to launch seven new destinations within five months in 2017, of which three are in Africa, a press release issued by the Airline indicated, according to ENA report.
Ethiopia will launch new service to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Conakry (Guinea), Oslo (Norway), Chengdu (China), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore (Singapore).
In addition to these stations, Ethiopian would have services from Addis Ababa to 98 different international cities located across the world.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “As the largest airline group in the continent, we are highly concerned on the low base of air connectivity in the continent and we are setting record expansion to enable Africans enjoy safe, reliable and economical air connectivity both within the continent and between the continent and the rest of the world.”
Despite current economic slowdown especially in oil dependent economies in Africa, the nation firmly believes that the continent will become magnet for FDI, trade and tourism, which are the engines of air travel growth.
In turn efficient air connectivity also drives socio economic development, he added.
He said, “We are happy to contribute our share in the 21st Century African Transformation.”
In the budget year that has ended alone, new flights to Moroni (Comoros), Windhoek (Namibia) and Newark (United States) were launched, it was stated.
“Ethiopian Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, and we are expanding our wings every year,” the CEO said.
The national carrier envisages reaching 120 international destinations worldwide by the year 2025. (ENA)