Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the opening of flight services to Conakry, the Republic of Guinea, effective November 18, 2009.
Ethiopian will serve Conakry with three weekly flights Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from Addis Ababa and return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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Business travelers to and from Conakry will have a direct link to the Addis Ababa hub which in turn will provide fast and easy connections between Conakry and most major cities in the Middle East and Asia – including Dubai, Beirut, Bombay, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Beijing, and the vice-versa. Ethiopian’s flights to Conakry will bring the Republic of Guinea closer to the rest of the world thereby further enhancing and boosting its economic development and partnerships.
Conakry is the capital city of the Republic of Guinea. The city is one of the largest in Africa with over 1.8 million inhabitants. Guinea is a major producer of diamonds, gold and bauxite. According to a legend, the name of the city comes from the fusion of the name "Cona", a wine and cheese producer of the Baga people, and the word "nakiri", which means the other bank or side.
The new service to Conakry brings Ethiopian’s total destinations in Africa to 36 and to 57 worldwide. Tewolde GebreMariam, COO of Ethiopian Airlines, said “The new service from Conakry will provide new connections from Guinea to the major cities in Asia. We are committed to strengthening our network in West Africa, and look forward to introducing Ethiopian hospitality to the people of Guinea.”
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946.
In July 2009, Ethiopian won ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ award at African Business Award organized by the London based African Business Magazine and Common Wealth Business Council.
In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.
Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.
Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.
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Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer