• Joe Breitfeller

Ethiopian Airlines to Resume Service to Johannesburg and Cape Town From October 1st, 2020

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines announced on Monday the restart scheduled commercial flights between Addis Ababa and both Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa starting October 1st, 2020.


Ethiopian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Monday (September 21, 2020), Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, announced that they will resume service to Johannesburg and Cape Town from October 1st, 2020. Ethiopian will directly notify guests if their itinerary has been impacted by any changes in travel restrictions. For customers booking flights through September 30, 2020 for travel up to November 30, 2020, the carrier allows one free ticket change. If the flight has not started operation or is rescheduled by the airline, unlimited free changes are permitted. Customers can also keep their tickets for future travel, as they will maintain open status through December 31, 2020 or alternatively request a travel voucher for trips up to one year ahead. Any difference in fares, taxes and ancillary services will be the responsibility of customers and will need to be paid.


Update: September 24, 2020

On Thursday (September 24, 2020), Ethiopian Airlines announced the resumption of service between Addis Ababa and Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most spectacular natural sites, from October 6, 2020.


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 service 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

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