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Ethiopian Airlines Increases Domestic Frequencies to Bahir Dar, Axum and Gondar

Ethiopian Airlines announced last Friday that they will increase domestic frequencies to destinations which are experiencing growing demand including Bahia Dar, Axum and Gondar.


Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Friday (August 14, 2020) Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, announced that they will be increasing frequencies to high-demand domestic destinations. The carrier will increase weekly frequencies to Bahir Dar (BJR) from 21 to 28, while service to Axum (AXM) will be increased from four to seven flights daily. Ethiopian will also increase service to Gondar (GDQ) from 14 to 21 flights weekly. Customers can receive a 10 percent discount when purchasing tickets on the Ethiopian Mobile App. In Friday’s announcement, Ethiopian Airlines Group’s CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said,


“We are pleased to maximize the frequency of our scheduled flights to domestic destinations in response to growing demand. We will continue to deliver our services implementing the highest standards of health and safety on the ground and onboard.”


Ethiopian Airlines has been in business for over 70 years and is the fastest growing airline in Africa. The carrier commands the largest share of Pan-African passenger and cargo markets and operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world. Ethiopian serves 127 destinations across five continents with ultra-modern fuel efficient aircraft including Airbus A350s, Boeing 787-8/9 Dreamliners, Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 777-200LRs, Boeing 777-200 Freighters and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s. The airline’s fleet has an average age of five years and Ethiopian was the first African carrier to operate the previously mentioned aircraft types.


Ethiopian Airlines is implementing a strategic plan called ‘Vision 2025’ which envisions the carrier becoming the leading aviation group in Africa with six business centers including Ethiopian International Services, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, Ethiopian MRO Services, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. The award-winning airline has reported an average annual growth of around 25 percent over the past seven years.


Source: Ethiopian Airlines