Ethiopian Commences New Services to Malakal - 20 June, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the launching of new flight services to Malakal, the South Sudan effective 17th June 2011.

Malakal is a town located in the upper Nile region of the South Sudan. The region is rich in oil and various investments are currently taking place.

The new flight service to Malakal will bring Ethiopian‘s international destinations to sixty two. It is also the second destination in South Sudan. Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says: "The new flight services to Malakal provide the best connectivity and convenience for business people as well as the general public of the South Sudan."

The new flights will connect Malakal to the vast Ethiopian route network worldwide via the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport hub.

Ethiopian will serve Malakal on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Milan Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 62 international destinations spanning four continents.

Recently, Ethiopian won the 2011 "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" Award for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and the 2009 "Airline of the Year" award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). 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.