Ethiopian Airlines will launch nonstop flights from Addis Ababa to Singapore, one of the South East’s most important commercial, financial and even aviation hubs, on June 2, 2017.
The flights will be operated with a two class Boeing B787 Dreamliner and leave Addis Ababa every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, returning to Ethiopia the following day.
Both departure from ADD and return to ADD are timed to open up the almost entire African network of Ethiopian Airlines with connections into Eastern, Western, Central and Southern Africa.
The airline’s CEO, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam said when making the announcement: ‘In our continuous effort of connecting the continent of Africa with its major trading partner around the world through direct services and with the youngest fleet of modern airplanes, we are glad that we are able to offer a direct and non-stop services to the Lion City, Singapore, a global aviation center and a preferred gateway to Asia and Australia. Our direct and non stop flights will serve the growing traffic between Africa and Singapore, giving the best possible connectivity options to passengers traveling between most points in Asia and Africa, in partnership with fellow Star member, Singapore Airlines. Moreover, our customers can now enjoy the ultimate travel experience on board Ethiopian Dreamliner; unparalleled comfort with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher ceiling, unique lighting and higher humidity. Ethiopian flights to Singapore will also greatly contribute to the strengthening of trade, investment, and tourism ties between a booming Africa and a highly developed, innovative, and business-friendly Singapore’.
Ethiopian Airlines, the erstwhile Pan African carrier, serves 50 destinations across the continent and continues expanding both in Africa as well as across the world.