19 MARCH 2018


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Article from BTNews 19 MARCH 2018

Ethiopian chases UK growth

Further expansion in the UK market is under consideration by Ethiopian Airlines on the heels of a seasonal increase of three flights a week on the Addis Ababa – Heathrow route.

The extra services are scheduled for Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 June – 27 October, bringing the total of Ethiopian Airlines operations out of Heathrow to 10 a week during this period.

All flights will operate with the new Airbus A350 with 30 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 313 seats in Economy and provide additional connectivity to several Eastern and Southern African destinations in both directions.

Country manager UK Michael Yohannes said: “The UK is an important and growing market for us and this increase in capacity reinforces our commitment to widen our footprint and possibly extend our reach to other parts of the UK in the near future."

Including the A350, Ethiopian claims to operate the youngest and most modern fleet in Africa to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.

Other aircraft in the line-up include the Boeing B787-8 and B787-9 Dreamliner, Boeing B777-300ER, B777-200LR and B777-200 Freighter and the Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. The average fleet age is five years.


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