On the 01st of December will Ethiopian Airlines launch flights to Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, initially serving the route three times a week.
Flights will leave Addis Ababa every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and return to Ethiopia on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning in time to catch continent wide connections across Africa.
The aircraft to be used for the flight, which will route via Istanbul, will be a Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner.
Said Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam “It gives me a great pleasure to announce that we have finalized preparations to launch services to Moscow, Russia, the world’s largest country in total area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia. As one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, Russia offers ample trade and investment potentials for investors. The country’s advanced manufacturing base and light industry also hold further import-export trade potentials with Africa which is endowed with diverse natural resources and raw materials. The air connectivity Ethiopian provides to link Africa and Russia will go a long way towards facilitating and bolstering multifaceted relations between the two regions. Our direct flights will also promote Ethiopian and other African Tourist attractions to the Russian tourists. Russia will be the final BRICS country in our ever growing global network.”
As of December, Ethiopian Airlines will connect Moscow with 59 cities in Africa, which will facilitate better trade, investment and tourism relations between the two regions.
Ethiopian, which currently operates flights to 116 international destinations and
is undertaking multi-faceted investments to enhance its global presence in line with the airline group’s Vision 2025.
Source: ATC News