Ethiopian Airlines Launches Freetown Route Explore Freetown with Ethiopian New Services via Ouagadougou

Addis Ababa, May 31, 2024

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the commencement of its thrice weekly passenger services to Freetown, Sierra Leone via Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso starting today, 31st of May 2024. This new route marks yet another milestone in the airline's extensive network expansion endeavor, connecting more African countries and providing travelers with convenient and efficient travel options.

The new thrice weekly services to Freetown will be operated using the modern and environmental friendly Boeing 787-800 aircraft, offering passengers comfortable and enjoyable flight experience. The B787 is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, including spacious seats, personal entertainment systems, and onboard Wi-Fi, ensuring a pleasant journey for all passengers.  

The flight schedule for the new service is as follows:

ET 943 Addis Ababa (ADD) Ouagadougou (OUA) Freetown (FNA) TUE, THU, SAT

ET 942 Freetown (FNA) Ouagadougou (OUA) Addis Ababa (ADD) WED, FRI, SUN

Regarding the commencement of the new route Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said: “We are pleased to add Freetown to our growing list of global destinations. As we take to the skies, we are proud to be part of the journey that will connect Freetown to the world, and we look forward to welcoming passengers from around the globe to this incredible destination. This new service will not only enhance connectivity for business and leisure travelers but also contribute to the economic growth of both Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso.”

Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean in the western side of Africa and the largest city in Sierra Leone, a country known for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife.

Ethiopian Airlines is committed to providing its customers with a seamless and efficient travel experience, and the addition of Freetown to its fast-growing global network is a testament to this commitment. Ethiopian is pleased to have welcomed passengers on board its inaugural flight to Freetown and providing them with its renowned Ethiopian hospitality.

 About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is one of the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-eight years of successful operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and De Havilland Q400. 


Ethiopian is also pursuing multi-hub strategy through hubs in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world. Ethiopian has been champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years.