Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the start of four weekly services to Niamey, the Republic of Niger, as of 20 November 2013. These new flights will operate with Ethiopian’s Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 16 seats in Ethiopian’s Cloud Nine business class and 151 seats in economy class.
This new routing further solidifies Ethiopian's presence in Africa. Niger becomes the 47th Ethiopian destination in Africa. With its partner ASKY in West Africa, Ethiopian has service to 34 countries in Africa. No airline connects Africa to the world, as does Ethiopian.
"As Africa’s flagship carrier, we are happy to expand our wings to Niamey and to contribute to the economic growth of the country. Africa is on the rise and we are here to support the continent’s growth by providing critically essential air connectivity for the increased flow of investment, trade and tourism." said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
Passengers to and from Niamey will enjoy smooth connections to destinations in Ethiopian route network, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Nairobi, Dubai, Beirut, Mumbai, Muscat, Cairo, Delhi and Hangzhou.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in 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 panAfrican passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 74 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.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer