Ethiopian to Introduce New Flight Services to Bangui - 01 December, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines will start to operate a new flight to Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic effective 03 December 2010.

The new flight to Central African Republic marks the national flag carrier’s 60th destination globally and 39th in Africa, further expanding the airline’s route network as part of the company’s strategic initiative to link up major African cities with the rest of the world.

Ethiopian will operate Boeing 737-800 to Bangui offering a total capacity of 154 seats: 16 in Business class and 138 in Economy.

Ethiopian will operate flights to/from Bangui per the schedule below:

ET0903Addis Ababa 09:15Bangui 14:25Douala03 DEC 10Wed, Sun
ET0913Addis Ababa 09:15Bangui 10:45 03 DEC 10Mon, Fri
ET0903Bangui 15:10Addis Ababa 20:40 03 DEC 10Wed, Sun
ET0913Bangui 14:00Addis Ababa 20:35Douala03 DEC 10Mon, Fri

The new flight will offer direct connections via Addis Ababa to Ethiopian’s vast network across the globe. Passengers from Bangui will be able to connect to dozens of cities worldwide, including Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Bombay, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Rome and Washington DC.

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 flight services to Maputo and Bangui, Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 39 cities in Africa and a total of 60 international destinations spanning four continents.

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.