Press Release


Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the opening of services to Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Monrovia will be among the first wave of destinations that will be added to Ethiopian Airlines route network on October 25, 2009, including Mombasa and Conakry.

Liberia is rich with natural resources like Iron ore, diamond, gold in addition to agriculture and various industries. The capital, Monrovia lies on the western coast of Liberia and is famous for its coastline and fascinating beaches. In 1824, the city was named after James Monroe, then President of the United States; it is the only non-American capital city named after a U.S. President.

Ethiopian will serve Monrovia with three flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from Addis Ababa, returning to Addis Ababa on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Flight Depart Arrive Via Effective Days
ET929 ADD 1030 ROB 1620 ACC 25 OCT 09 Tue, Thu, Sun
ET928 ROB 0840 ADD 2030 ACC 25 OCT 09 Mon, Wed, Fri

The new service will link Monrovia to cities throughout Asia and the Middle East, including Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Delhi, Beijing and Guangzhou, via Ethiopian’s renowned hub at Addis Ababa’s international airport. The new service to Monrovia will bring Ethiopian’s total destinations in Africa to 36 and to 57 worldwide. Tewolde GebreMariam, COO of Ethiopian Airlines, said “Ethiopian’s new flights from Monrovia are a testament to our confidence in Africa. By providing more options for travel from Monrovia, we hope to contribute to the Liberian economy and at the same time introduce Ethiopian’s famous hospitality to the people of Monrovia.”

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946.

In July 2009, Ethiopian won ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ award at African Business Award organized by the London based African Business Magazine and Common Wealth Business Council.

In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07 (251-1) 517-81-65
Fax: (251-1) 661-14-74
E-mail: publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com


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