Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce
the start of four weekly services to Niamey, the Republic of Niger, as of 20 November
2013. These new flights will operate with Ethiopian’s Boeing 757-200 aircraft with
16 seats in Ethiopian’s Cloud Nine business class and 151 seats in economy class.
This new routing further solidifies Ethiopian's presence in Africa. Niger becomes
the 47th Ethiopian destination in Africa. With its partner ASKY in West
Africa, Ethiopian has service to 34 countries in Africa. No airline connects Africa
to the world, as does Ethiopian.
"As Africa’s flagship carrier, we are happy to expand our wings to Niamey and
to contribute to the economic growth of the country. Africa is on the rise and we
are here to support the continent’s growth by providing critically essential air
connectivity for the increased flow of investment, trade and tourism." said Tewolde
Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
Passengers to and from Niamey will enjoy smooth connections to destinations in
Ethiopian route network, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Nairobi,
Dubai, Beirut, Mumbai, Muscat, Cairo, Delhi and Hangzhou.
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 panAfrican passenger and cargo network operating the youngest
and most modern fleet to more than 74 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 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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