Ethiopian to Launch Nonstop Flights from Addis to Kilimanjaro - 02 December, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that effective December 03, 2010 it will launch new nonstop flights from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro. Travelers from all over the world will now be able to get to one of the most beautiful places in all of Africa more quickly.

On the same date, Ethiopian will be upgrading its daily Mombasa flight from Q400 to 737-800. The extra capacity is needed to satisfy the demand on this popular route.

Effective December 03, Ethiopian will introduce daily 737-800 service to Kilimanjaro and Mombasa, as follows:

Addis to KilimanjaroET 81510:00Nonstop12:15Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Addis to KilimanjaroET 81310:00Mombasa13:55Tue, Thu, Sat
Addis to MombasaET 81310:00Nonstop12:25Tue, Thu, Sat
Addis to MombasaET 81510:00Kilimanjaro13:45Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Kilimanjaro to AddisET 81417:35Nonstop19:30Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Kilimanjaro to AddisET 81215:35Mombasa19:30Tue, Thu, Sat
Mombasa to AddisET 81217:05Nonstop19:30Tue, Thu, Sat
Mombasa to AddisET 81415:45Kilimanjaro19:30Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

The B737-800 is one of the newest aircraft in Ethiopian’s fleet, and is configured with 15 seats in Cloud Nine business class and 137 seats in economy class. The new routings will link Kilimanjaro and Mombasa with Ethiopian’s worldwide network, spanning from Beijing to Bombay to Beirut, London to Paris and Washington.

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 in 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 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.