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Ethiopian Airlines to Launch New Service Between Addis Ababa and London Gatwick

Starting November 21, 2023, Ethiopian Airlines will offer three weekly flights between Addis Ababa and London Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The route will be operated with an Airbus A350-900 featuring Business Class and Economy cabins.

Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (August 14, 2023), Ethiopian Airlines announced the launch of new service between Addis Ababa (ADD) and London Gatwick (LGW). Starting November 21, 2023, the carrier will offer three weekly flights on the route with an Airbus A350-900 featuring Business Class and Economy Class cabins. Inbound customers to Addis Ababa will also enjoy seamless one-stop connectivity to Ethiopian Airline’s network across Africa, the Far East, the Americas and Asia. The new London Gatwick route complements the carrier’s existing daily service between Addis Ababa and London Heathrow (LHR) and five weekly flights between the Ethiopian capital and Manchester (MAN).

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

We have a 50-year relation with UK. We give high regards to our Heathrow services and now we are excited to add Gatwick to our vast global network. We are ready to stretch our reach to Gatwick and provide our renowned, award-winning services. History has it that we last served Gatwick in 2005 and 2006 using the Boeing 757. Now the route will be served by the most modern Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Over the years, we have established commendable partnerships with over 100 UK based companies in the aviation sector. Our expansion in the UK, among others, will enable us to nurture this cooperation and partnership to a higher level.”

Ethiopian Airlines' Schedule Between Addis Ababa and London Gatwick - Courtesy Ethiopian Airlines

With over 76 years of operations, 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 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 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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