(eTN) – Information was received from Addis Ababa that Ethiopian Airlines (ET) will be opening a second route to Germany from December 1, 2013 onwards, when daily flights to Munich will be launched. It could not be immediately confirmed, though, which aircraft type ET will be using, either the B767 or the B787.
The Pan African airline already flies in codeshare with Lufthansa to Frankfurt on that route operating the B787, offering Star Alliance partners flying to Germany’s main hub airport convenient morning and evening connections to Africa via Addis Ababa.
Lufthansa’s second German hub is Munich, and when flights commence, a codeshare with Ethiopian is again on the cards, positioning Star Alliance carriers better yet when it comes to flights to and connectivity with Africa.
In a related development, it was also learned that Ethiopian is continuing operations with the B787 in spite of the fire on a parked aircraft of this type at London Heathrow on Friday, as the cause of the fire is not considered to be related to the safety of the aircraft but attributed to other reasons.