Addis Ababa August 25/2013 Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, commenced new service to Enugu, Nigeria as of August 24, 2013, becoming the first international carrier to fly to the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Ethiopian CEO, Tewelde GebreMariam said Ethiopian will fly four times a week to Enugu, which is its 76th destination.
Ethiopian is one of the oldest carriers flying to Nigeria and has been serving the country since 1960 strengthening trade, cultural and tourism ties between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
With the commencement of the service, passengers from Enugu have direct flight connections to many destinations in Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe, he said.
In its operations over the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 75 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.