Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the commencement of four weekly flights to Kano, Nigeria, starting 24 May 2014.
The flights to Kano will be Ethiopian 4th destination in Nigeria, in addition to Lagos, Abuja and Enugu, and will be operated as per the following schedule.
With the start of operations to Kano, Ethiopian will be offering 20 weekly flights to and from four cities in Nigeria, availing seamless and convenient connectivity options for the Nigerian traveling public to the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Americas. In particular, passengers from Northern Nigerian will be able to enjoy best possible connections, with minimum layover in Addis Ababa, to extensive Ethiopian network covering such destinations as Jeddah, Dubai, Cairo, Khartoum, Beirut, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Riyadh and Mumbai.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said “We are very pleased to reinstate our flights to Kano, which will greatly benefit the travelling public of Northern Nigeria. Ethiopian has an unwavering and proven commitment to the Nigerian travelling public. For close to 55 years, we have been providing reliable and world class service to Nigeria, long before any other foreign airline. As a truly indigenous Pan-African carrier, we consider our flights to Nigeria and elsewhere in our great continent as part our responsibility to contribute to the development of Africa and to serve as a critically essential vehicle for the flow of investment, trade, tourism, and job creation. We thank the brotherly People and the Government of Nigeria for their continued support to our operations and reaffirm our commitment to continuously enhance our service for the benefit of the Nigerian travelling public.”
Kano will be the airline’s 49th African and 81st international destination. Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 80 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 80 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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