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Ethiopian Airlines Resumes Service Between Addis Ababa and Dembi Dolo

Ethiopian Airlines has restarted service between Addis Ababa and Dembi Dolo, Ethiopia.  The route will now operate three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400.

Ethiopian Airlines De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 - Courtesy Ethiopian Airlines

On Monday (February 26, 2023), Ethiopian Airlines announced the restart of service between Addis Ababa and Dembi Dolo in Ethiopia.  The route will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (formerly Bombardier Q400).  Flight ET 153 departs Addis Ababa (ADD) at 10:25 and arrives in Dembi Dolo (DEM) at 12:00.  The return flight, ET 152 departs Dembi Dollo at 12:30 and lands in Addis Ababa at 14:00.  Ethiopian Airlines serves 22 domestic destinations across Ethiopia.  The Group is currently enhancing domestic airport facilities, as well as the guest experience.

In Monday’s announcement, Ethiopian Airlines Group’s CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said,

We are pleased to announce the reconnection of Dembi Dolo to Addis Ababa and the rest of our domestic network by air.  This air service provides a safe and convenient means of transport for the people of Dembi Dolo and the surrounding area.  Additionally, we believe that this air service will stimulate socio-economic development in the region by facilitating tourism, trade, and investment.  This initiative demonstrates Ethiopian Airlines' commitment to developing air transport services throughout Ethiopia.”

Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa.  The carrier commands the largest share of Pan-African passenger and cargo service and operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world.  In addition to their main hub in Addis Ababa, the carrier is also pursuing a multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines, and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways.  Ethiopian serves over 150 destinations across five continents with a fleet of ultra-modern fuel efficient aircraft including Airbus A350-900s, 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 seven years and Ethiopian was the first African carrier to operate all of the previously mentioned aircraft types. 


Source: Ethiopian Airlines


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