Ethiopian Starts Night Services, offering more Convenient Connections Gondar and Axum Airports’ Facilities Upgraded for Night Flights October 10, 2017

Ethiopian, the national flag carrier and the largest airline group in Africa, is pleased to announce the upgrading of Gondar and Axum airports’ facilities to accommodate night flights, and the start of night services to the two cities effective October, 2017. The weekly night flight schedule to Axum and Gondar is as follows:-

Flight Number


Departing Airport

Departing Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time


ET  0162

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Addis Ababa





Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun






Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun



Addis Ababa



                            *Weekly flight schedule in local time


Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, remarked: “The high and sustained economic growth Ethiopia is registering is spurring an unprecedented increase in international and domestic travel to the country. As the national carrier, it is our duty to support the country’s development by availing essential and convenient air connectivity to the four corners of Ethiopia. With a view to meet this growing travel need, we are continually upgrading the domestic airport infrastructure, expanding our domestic network which now covers 20 points in all the regional states of the country, and increasing frequencies to domestic destinations.  

The new night services to Axum and Gondar will provide more convenient and flexible options to our esteemed customers, whether they are traveling for business or leisure, by increasing connectivity between the two regional cities; by availing more convenient flight options from and to these two cities, making it possible to travel in the morning and return to the city of origin within the same day; and by enabling increased tourism flow into these two historical cities.” 

Ethiopian currently covers 20 domestic points, the largest domestic network in Africa. Night flights are available to Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Mekelle, and now to Axum and Gondar. 

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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 Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines

Tel :( 251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529