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Ethiopian to Start Flights to Cape Town and Gaborone - 19 May, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to start flights to Cape Town, 2nd destination in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana as of 30 June 2015.

The flights to Cape Town and Gaborone will be operated three-times-a-week as per the following schedule:


Flight No.

Days of operation

Departure

Departure Time

Arrival

Arrival Time

Fleet Type
ET 0829 .2.4.6. ADD 9:30 GBE 14:30 ET B737
....... GBE 15:20 CPT 17:30 ET B737
ET 0848 .2.4.6. CPT 20:00 JNB 22:10 ET B737
....... JNB 23:20 ADD 6:30 ET B737
ET 0849 ..3.5.7 ADD 23:30 JNB 4:40 ET B737
....... JNB 5:40 CPT 7:50 ET B737
ET 0828 1..4.6. CPT 9:35 GBE 11:45 ET B737
....... GBE 12:45 ADD 19:45 ET B737

Cape Town is South Africa’s second city and one of the main tourism destinations in Africa. Gaborone is the political capital and economic center of Botswana.The new services will offer passengers more choice and flexibility, as well as facilitate trade, investment, and tourism ties between Ethiopia and these two countries.

Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: "As a Pan-African airline working to bring Africa together and closer to the world, we are very pleased to spread our wings to Cape Town and Gaborone. Our new flights to Cape Town and Gaborone will give our customers more and convenient connectivity options when traveling within, to and from the continent. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support to the continent’s socio-economic integration and development"

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 85 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s Dreamliner. Cape Town and Gaborone will be the airline’s 50th & 51st African destination respectively.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:
Manager PR & Publications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-8407

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