Ethiopian to Launch New Services to Maputo - 23 November, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that effective December 02, 2010 it will launch new flight services to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Travelers from all over the world now will have direct access to the one of the most dynamic countries in the world via Ethiopian’s strategic hub in Addis Ababa.

Mozambique is blessed with natural resources like coal, natural gas, aluminum and gold. Moreover, Mozambique’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, and the country is famous for its seafood. Mozambique has a thriving tourism sector, and one of the longest coastlines in Africa.

Ethiopian will operate three weekly flights to Maputo on modern Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

ET819Addis Ababa 09:15Maputo 13:3502 DEC 10Tue, Thu, Sun
ET818Maputo 14:25Addis Ababa 20:5002 DEC 10Tue, Thu, Sun

In a joint meeting held on 05 November 2010, Ethiopian Airlines and Air Mozambique signed an agreement to code share the Addis Ababa Maputo route on a “Free Sell” basis. All Ethiopian flights operating to Maputo will be code shared with Air Mozambique with successful completion of system compatibility tests. Furthermore, both carriers have also agreed to enhance their code share cooperation considering as many viable beyond code share points as possible at a later stage.

With the new services, Ethiopian will offer seamless connection to passengers traveling between Maputo and Europe, the Far East and the US, as well as to Ethiopian extended network in Africa. The new service to Maputo becomes Ethiopian’s 38th destination in Africa and 59th worldwide.

As the pioneer in the development of the African commercial aviation industry, Ethiopian Airlines has worked tirelessly in connecting African people to the rest of the world. Today, it is operating one of the largest network Africa with extended services both in passengers and cargo. Ethiopian continuously strives to live up to its motto of the New Spirit of Africa.

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, Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 38 cities in Africa and a total of 59 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) on November 24, 2009, bringing the total Awards honored since January 2009 to five. 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.