Press Release


Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African  airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior,  as of the 2nd of November 2016.  

Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.

The flights to Moroni will be operated thrice weekly via Dar es Salaam as per the following schedule:

Flt Desg Eff Date Dis Date Freq Dept Arp Dept Time Arvl Arp Arrv Time Subfleet
ET  0825 2-Nov-16 25-Mar-17 1.3..6. ADD 9:10 DAR 12:00 ET  738
ET  0825 2-Nov-16 25-Mar-17 1.3..6. DAR 13:00 HAH 14:20 ET  738
ET  0824 2-Nov-16 25-Mar-17 1.3..6. HAH 15:20 DAR 16:40 ET  738
ET  0824 2-Nov-16 25-Mar-17 1.3..6. DAR 17:40 ADD 20:20 ET  738

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “We are thrilled to spread our wings farther to the Comoros islands. We believe our flights to Moroni and elsewhere in our beloved continent, Africa, contribute positively to the overall development of the continent and  serve as a critically essential vehicle for the flow of investment, trade and tourism. Hence, with the new service, passengers to and from Moroni will find convenient and hassle free connection to destinations in Ethiopian wide route network to 95 cities in five continents with a minimum layover at our main hub, Addis Ababa.”

In the just ended fiscal year, African cities like Cape Town, Gaborone, Goma,  Yaoundé and  Durban have joined Ethiopian vast intra-African network. Moroni will  be Ethiopian's 53th African destination.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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