To Serve Abuja with Daily Flights
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce
the commencement of new services to Enugu, Nigeria as of August 24, 2013 becoming
the first international carrier to fly to the city. Ethiopian will also increase
its five weekly flights to Abuja to daily service.
Ethiopian will operate four times a week to Enugu, its 76th destination.
Ethiopian, an indigenous and truly Pan African airline, is one of the oldest carriers
flying to Nigeria and has been serving the country since 1960 strengthening trade,
cultural and tourism ties between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Now, passengers from Enugu will have direct flight connections to many destinations
in Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe with the youngest and modern
fleet in the continent and enjoy the usual Ethiopian hospitality.
"Our flight to Enugu is another exciting step towards enhancing our commitment
to the needs of our travelling publics. Nigeria has always been and continues to
be one of our important destinations in West Africa. We are continually improving
our products and services to meet our customers’ expectations. We thank the people
and the government of Nigeria for their continued support in making this new service
to Enugu possible," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
Passengers from our three gateways in Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja and Enugu – now
have the opportunity to fly to destinations throughout the Ethiopian network, including
Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, London, Toronto, Beijing,
Beirut, Dubai, Mumbai, and Nairobi.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its
operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s
leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network
operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 75 international destinations
across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally
friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, 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 aviation group in Africa with seven business
centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger
Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight
Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline and a member of Star Alliance since
2011 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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