Ethiopian Resumes Flights to Axum

Flights to the Ancient City will be Operated Daily

Addis Ababa, 9 June 2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, is delighted to announce the reinstatement of its daily passenger flights to the historic city of Axum as of today, June 9, 2024.

Ethiopian is resuming its flights to the city of Axum following the successful completion of extensive maintenance work on both the airfield and terminal facilities, with contract amount of 290 million Ethiopian Birr (ETB). Ethiopian Airlines is committed to providing unparalleled services on this route, connecting travelers to the rich cultural heritage of Axum.

Sending his congratulatory message over the flight resumption, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are truly pleased for reinstating our flights to Axum, a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its cultural significance. Our return to Axum with a daily service after the massive investment on airport facility maintenance is a testament to our commitment to boost air transportation services in the country. As a national carrier, we are determined to invest in and improve our flight offerings nationwide.’’


Axum is home to the ancient Axumite Kingdom, and it is a significant symbol of Ethiopia as an origin to one of the oldest civilizations. Ethiopian currently serves 20 domestic destinations. In our pursuit of excellence, we are dedicated to expanding our domestic reach and enhancing the quality of services. This commitment is exemplified by our ongoing efforts to construct and modernize aviation infrastructure across the country.

It is to be recalled that Ethiopian recently inaugurated the $50 million transformed Addis Ababa Bole Domestic Terminal that marks a significant milestone in enhancing the travel experience within Ethiopia. Additionally, we have successfully launched modern terminals in Gode and Jinka further expanding our commitment to modern infrastructure. Ethiopian is set to unveil the Wako Gutu Airport Terminal in Bale Robe soon, a town in south-central Oromia Region of Ethiopia.

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.

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