Press Release


Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce that it will commence new flight services to Ouagadougou effective 26 October 2008. With six weekly flights, Ethiopian will link Ouagadougou to all the major capitals of Asia, as well as the cities throughout Africa. Ouagadougou is the capital and the largest city in Burkina Faso and is known as the center for the yearly African Film Festival events. The city also has food processing and textile industries.

Ethiopian will operate Boeing 757-200 aircraft to Ouagadougou, offering a total capacity of 160 seats – 16 in Cloud Nine and 144 in Economy.

Ethiopian’s flights from Ouagadougou will operate with the following schedule:

Flight Depart Arrive Via Effective Days
ET 916 1830 from
Ouagadougou
0730 at
Addis Ababa
Accra
Abuja
28 Oct 2008 Tue/Thu/Sun
ET 946 0930 from
Ouagadougou
2015 at
Addis Ababa
Lome 28 Oct 2008 Mon/Wed/Fri

Ethiopian will operate flights to Ouagadougou with the schedule below:

Flight Depart Arrive Via Effective Days
ET 907 0930 from
Addis Ababa
1430 at
Ouagadougou
Lome 28 Oct 2008 Tue/Thu/Sun
ET 927 0145 from
Addis Ababa
0805 at
Ouagadougou
Accra
Abuja
28 Oct 2008 Mon/Wed/Fri

The new flights will offer direct connections via Addis Ababa to Ethiopian’s vast network across the globe among which are: Bangkok, Brazzaville, Beijing, Beirut, Bombay, Bujumbura, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dubai, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Harare, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Juba, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Nairobi, Paris, Tel Aviv, Washington DC and Zanzibar.

The new direct routings will save hours of current flight options for passengers going to or from Ouagadougou. For example, the new Ouagadougou-Dubai connection will be 3 hours and 45 minutes faster than the current same-airline option.

To celebrate the opening of this new destination, Ethiopian has introduced special fares from Ouagadougou to selected cities in Africa and Asia:

Origin Destination Airfare, Roundtrip
Ouagadougou Johannesburg
Nairobi
Dar es Salaam
USD 799
Ouagadougou Dubai
Bombay
Brussels
Paris
London
Frankfurt
Stockholm
Rome
USD 699

* Note: Indicated are promotional fares effective 26 October 2008 for a limited time only. Advanced purchase and other rules and restrictions apply. Seats are limited. Fares are subject to change without notice. For more information on the special fares, please contact your travel agent or call Ethiopian’s office nearest to you or visit our website: www.ethiopianairlines.com.

In addition, members of Ethiopian Airlines’ ShebaMiles program who travel Ouagadougou-Addis Ababa or Addis Ababa-Ouagadougou through 26 December 2008 will earn 2500 bonus miles each way.

Africa is Ethiopian Airlines’ first world and the airline has worked tirelessly connecting African people since its maiden flight to Cairo, Egypt on April 8, 1946. Ethiopian has steadily grown to become a reputable African airline with wide coverage of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the USA. Right from the beginning Ethiopian Airlines has been pursuing its goal of bringing Africa together and closer to the rest of world. Today it is operating the largest network in the African continent with extended services both in passengers and cargo. Ethiopian Airlines continuously strives to live up to its motto of THE NEW SPIRIT OF AFRICA.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian recently won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace and continued contribution towards the growth of African aviation industry.

Ethiopian Airlines, www.ethiopianairlines.com, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of new flight services to Ouagadougou, Ethiopian provides seamless services to 31 cities in Africa and to a total of 51 international destinations spread around the globe.

Ethiopian will be the first carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.


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