|Madrid will Join the Ever Expanding Ethiopian Network of Connectivity - 16 June, 2014|
10th European Destination
Addis Ababa, June 16, 2014
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that
it has finalized preparations to start three weekly services to Madrid, Spain starting
from 2 September 2014.
Ethiopian flights to Madrid will be operated through Rome and will bring the
number of the airline’s international destinations across five continents to 83.
The flights will provide the best connectivity options between Spain and East and
Madrid, the political, economic and financial hub of Spain, is the country’s
biggest and Europe’s the third largest city. It also houses the headquarters of
the World Tourism Organization and numerous major corporations.
"We are very pleased to announce to our esteemed customers that Ethiopian will
start services to Madrid, bringing the number of our European destinations to ten.
The continued expansion of our network in Europe will enable our customers to enjoy
wider choice of connectivity options when travelling between Europe and Africa.
Spain is a major tourist originating and destination country. Our new route to Madrid
will create opportunities for further strengthening the investment, trade, and tourism
ties between Spain and 49 destinations in Africa with convenient and seamless connection
through our main hub in Addis Ababa.", said Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive
Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam.
Passengers to and from Madrid will enjoy convenient connections to destinations
in Ethiopian wide route network such as Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salam, Nairobi,
Entebbe, Lusaka, Luanda and Johannesburg.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 82 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 81 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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