Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, has added a thrice weekly service, on top of its daily flights to Guangzhou as of October 8. Hence forth, Ethiopian would operate 11 weekly flights to from Guangzhou.
Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said: “We are pleased to launch more frequency to Guangzhou, one of the largest Chinese cities.”
He said Ethiopian has become the airline of choice among travellers between China, Africa and Brazil and they offer the best and fastest connectivity options with a total of 31 weekly flights.
He said they operate with the latest and most comfortable B787 and B777 aircraft, to four gateways in China; Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, and with an immediate connection to 52 destinations in Africa and Sao Paulo in Brazil.
“For sure, this move will play a significant role to the growing economic and people-to-people ties between Africa and China,” he added.
Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier, operating the youngest fleet with an average of less than five years and currently serving 93 international destinations across 5 continents with over 240 daily departures.
In another development, the Airline has finalised preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with its latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, from October, 30.
Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.
The flights to Moroni would be operated thrice weekly via Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mr GebreMariam, said: “We are thrilled to spread our wings farther to the Comoros islands.”
He said the Airline believe that their flights to Moroni and elsewhere on the continent of Africa, contributed positively to the overall development of the continent and serve as a critically essential vehicle for the flow of investment, trade and tourism.
“Hence, with the new service, passengers to and from Moroni will find convenient and hassle free connection to destinations in Ethiopian wide route network to 95 cities in five continents with a minimum layover at our main hub, Addis Ababa,” he added.
He said in the just ended physical year, African cities like Cape Town, Gaborone, Goma, Yaoundé and Durban have joined Ethiopian vast intra-African network.
Moroni would be Ethiopian’s 54th African destination.