24 APRIL 2017


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Article from BTNews 24 APRIL 2017

Ethiopian expands again

Star Alliance members Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines are expanding their codeshare agreement as of 1 June with the launch of Ethiopian’s daily non-stops between Addis Ababa and Singapore.

It means Ethiopian’s passengers will be able to access multiple destinations in Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam across the wide SIA network.

In turn, SIA passengers will have access to Ethiopian’s large intra-African network including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. 

Ethiopian Airlines vice-president for strategic planning and alliances Girma Shiferaw said: “The two airlines will synergise their networks in Asia and Africa to offer customers the best connectivity options with one ticket and one single check-in at the first boarding airport. 

“The new agreement will also play a critical role in enhancing investment and trade ties between a rising Africa, and a highly developed, innovative and business-friendly Singapore.” 

Elsewhere, Ethiopian Airlines last week confirmed details of its planned B787-8 three-times-weekly service to Jakarta from 7 June, operating from Addis Ababa via Bangkok. The airline does not yet have Bangkok – Jakarta local traffic rights.



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