21 NOVEMBER 2016
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Ethiopian Airlines is to step up its service from Addis Ababa to Cape Town from 2 December to 10 per week, seven of which are non-stop Boeing 787 flights.
With the new schedule, the connecting time for the London service is around 2hr in both directions.
“This is very good news for travellers from the United Kingdom to Cape Town, and also for people in Cape Province”, said the airline’s senior London sales executive, Mohammed Ali.
“Passengers will have the unique opportunity of flying on the world’s two most advanced and significant aircraft, one from Boeing and one from Airbus. Clearly, some will prefer the A350, on the London leg, and others the Dreamliner on the Africa run. Perhaps we should conduct a preference survey. Our fares are pretty competitive too!”
Ali pointed out that the only non-stop service is getting on for 12hr, which is too much for some people and somewhat pricey. “We have a very modern terminal at Addis. It’s a good opportunity to stretch your legs,” he added.
Ethiopian operates out of Heathrow Terminal 2, with Business Class passengers able to use the United Airlines’ Club Lounge.
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