Ethiopian Airlines begin flights to Chengdu

Ethiopian Airlines begin flights to Chengdu

Ethiopian Airlines has concluded preparations to begin flights to Chengdu, China three times weekly.

According to a release by Jedidah Promotions, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebre Mariam, said, “We are glad to launch services to Chengdu, our fifth gateway to The Republic of China. Since our first flight 43 years ago, China has been a key market and it is now the largest per country market in our system.

“Using the geocentric location advantage of our hub in Addis Ababa we are connecting China, the world’s second largest economy and Africa’s biggest trade and investment partner, with 52 cities in the continent of Africa.

“With the addition of Chengdu, we shall offer the best and fastest connectivity options with a total of 34 weekly flights to China, operated with the latest and most comfortable B787 and B777 aircraft. Our Chinese customers will also enjoy seamless connection on Ethiopian vast intra African network and farther to São Paulo in Brazil.”

He said the airline is investing to make Addis Ababa a Chinese friendly hub airport for the continent with Mandarin translators and signage available at the airport transit area and in the Cloud Nine Business Class Lounge.

In addition to the three weekly flights to Chengdu to be launched in June, Ethiopian currently operates daily nonstop flights to Beijing, 10 weekly nonstop to Guangzhou, and 6 weekly nonstop to Hong Kong.

With this new flight, passengers from Ethiopian vast and growing network in Africa will be able to quickly connect to dozens of cities in China partnership with Air China, including Shenzhen, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Wuhan, Changsha, and Urumqi.

With this new flight, passengers from Ethiopian vast and growing network in Africa will be able to quickly connect to dozens of cities in China partnership with Air China, including Shenzhen, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Wuhan, Changsha, and Urumqi.

The airline is also preparing to launch six other destinations within five months during the 2017 calendar year to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Conakry (Guinea), Oslo (Norway), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore (Singapore).

With the addition of these stations, Ethiopian will have service from Addis Ababa to 98 different international cities located across the world.

 

 

 

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