Ethiopian to launch New Services to Mombasa - 28 August, 2009

Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce that effective 25 October 2009 the airline will launch new daily flights to Mombasa, Kenya. These new flights will connect the exotic city of Mombasa with Ethiopian’s extensive network spanning the four continents.

Located on the Indian Ocean, Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya and is the centre of coastal tourism industry in Kenya. Mombasa is a major trade centre and home to Kenya's only large seaport. Mombasa is known for its beaches, marine parks, 16th century buildings, and wildlife national parks.

The addition of Mombasa to the network increases Ethiopian’s already formidable strength in East Africa. Ethiopian already operates daily service to Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Bujumbura, Kigali, Djibouti, and Kilimanjaro. Mombasa becomes Ethiopian’s 10th station in East Africa, 34th station in Africa, and 55th station worldwide.

Ethiopian’s new service has been carefully designed to provide business travelers and tourists to and from Mombasa a link via Addis Ababa to stations throughout the world, including London, Washington, Brussels, Rome, Frankfurt, Paris, Dubai, Bombay, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Lagos, Abidjan, Khartoum, Cairo and Beirut.

From Addis Ababa to Mombasa
ET81310001225Non stop25OCT09Daily


From Mombasa to Addis Ababa
ET81217201945Non stop25OCT09Daily

Ethiopian’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “Our new flights to Mombasa will give passengers faster and more convenient connections from Europe and indeed the world. Our flights to Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar are very popular with travelers, and Mombasa will give our passengers the opportunity to explore more of the beauty of East Africa. Our passengers will also be able to complete government travel formalities directly in Mombasa.”

To celebrate the new service, Ethiopian is offering special fares to Mombasa for a limited time. Seats are limited and will fill quickly, so book early at

FromTo*Fare starting from
LondonMombasaUSD 371
FrankfurtMombasaUSD 536
ParisMombasaUSD 677
RomeMombasaUSD 571
StockholmMombasaUSD 613
MombasaDubaiUSD 568

* Taxes and other surcharges may apply; see for complete fare rules.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946.

Currently, Ethiopian is making a huge investment to expand its fleet and broaden its network. Including the recent orders of five B777-200LR and twelve A350-900, Ethiopian has 35 new airplanes on order direct from the manufacturers which will enable the airline to operate one of the newest and environment-friendly fleet in Africa.

In July 2009, Ethiopian won ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ award at African Business Award organized by the London based African Business Magazine and Common Wealth Business Council.

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.

Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

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