Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has finalized preparations to resume services to Conakry on February 01st, 2017.
Conakry is the capital of The Republic of Guinea and a port city on the Atlantic Ocean serving as the country’s economic, financial and cultural center. Guinea is a major producer of bauxite and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide our customers a new choice of fast and efficient connectivity via our Addis Ababa gateway to and from our global network together with a multiple award winning customer service and care. Charting a route that joins Africa, East to West and North to South, Ethiopian is greatly contributing to the economic, tourism, and trade development of the African continent. We are proud to add Conakry among our West African destinations and further deepen our African route network. Conakry will be our 54th African and 96th international destination.”
|Flight Number||Effective Date||Frequency||Departure Airport||Departure Time||Arrival Airport||Arrival Time||Aircraft||Via|
|ET 0935||1-Feb-17||Mon, Wed, Frid, Sat, Sun||Addis Ababa||10:00||Conakry||16:05||787-800||Abidjan|
|ET 0934||2-Feb-17||Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun||Conakry||08:30||Addis Ababa||20:30||787-800||Abidjan|
With this flight, Ethiopian joins partner ASKY Airlines at Conakry. Passengers in Conakry can currently connect to major cities in West Africa and the Americas via ASKY’s hub at Lomé, including Lagos, Douala, Libreville, Cotonou, Kinshasa, Brazzaville, São Paulo and New York.
With Ethiopian’s entry into the Conakry market, passengers will also be able to connect to major cities in Asia, the Middle East and East and Southern Africa via Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beirut, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Dubai, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Nairobi. Passengers traveling either Ethiopian Airlines or ASKY Airlines will be able to earn free trips by accumulating miles on Ethiopian’s frequent flyer program, ShebaMiles.
Ethiopian is a truly indigenous Pan-African global carrier that operates the youngest and the most modern fleet in the continent with an average aircraft age of less than 5 years. For more information about Ethiopian Airlines, visit www.ethiopianairlines.com.
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 95 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.
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Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
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