|Ethiopian to Start Services to Vienna, its ninth European Destination - 01 March, 2014|
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa,
is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to start four weekly flights
to Vienna, Austria starting 2 June 2014.
Vienna is the political capital and the economic hub of Austria. The city is
a major diplomatic centre and seat of United Nations agencies such as the United
Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Organization of Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Ethiopian flights to Vienna will bring the total number of its international
destinations across five continents to 80. The city will mark the 9th European city
served by the airline. Thru commercial cooperation with Austrian Airlines, a fellow
Star Alliance member with strong network in Central Europe, Ethiopian aims to provide
seamless and convenient connectivity options for travelers between Africa and European
cities such Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Budapest, and Bucharest, subject to regulatory
"We are very happy to spread our wings to Vienna, which is one of the most popular
convention and conference centers in Europe. In addition to serving the growing
travel needs between Vienna and Africa, we will be able to offer efficient connections
between Africa and Central/Eastern Europe in cooperation with our Star Alliance
partner, Austrian Airlines. Europe, which is still the largest trading partner of
Africa, is an important region for us", said CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.
The new flights to Vienna are scheduled with a view to provide to Ethiopian customers
convenient connections, with minimum layover in Addis Ababa, to 48 African destinations.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 79 international
destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest
technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.
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 78 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 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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