Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has started flights to Cape Town, 2nddestination in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana on 30 June 2015.
The flights to Cape Town and Gaborone will be operated three-times-a-week as per the following schedule:
|Flight No.||Days of operation||Departure||Departure Time||Arrival||Arrival Time||Fleet Type|
|ET 0829||.2.4.6.||ADD||9:30||GBE||14:30||ET B737|
|ET 0848||.2.4.6.||CPT||20:00||JNB||22:10||ET B737|
|ET 0849||..3.5.7||ADD||23:30||JNB||4:40||ET B737|
|ET 0828||1..4.6.||CPT||9:35||GBE||11:45||ET B737|
Cape Town is South Africa’s second city and one of the main tourism destinations in Africa. Gaborone is the political capital and economic center of Botswana.
The new services will offer passengers more choice and flexibility, as well as facilitate trade, investment, and tourism ties between Ethiopia and these two countries.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “As a Pan-African airline working to bring Africa together and closer to the world, we are very pleased to spread our wings to Cape Town and Gaborone. Our new flights to Cape Town and Gaborone will give our customers more and convenient connectivity options when traveling within, to and from the continent. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support to the continent’s socio-economic integration and development”
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 85 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s Dreamliner. Cape Town and Gaborone will be the airline’s 50th & 51st African destination respectively.
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 89 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 777-200 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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