Ethiopian to Start New Services to the Seychelles - 05 October, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African Airline, is pleased to announce that it will launch new services to the Seychelles, reinforcing its commitment to strengthen the eastern African network and continue to expand its wings to more African destinations. The new service will start on November 15, 2011.

The Republic of the Seychelles is the paradise of hideout for the discerning and discriminating vacationer spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, 1500 kms east of Mainland Africa. The country is a world leader in sustainable ecotourism which attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year. Ethiopian will now provide more options for passengers flying from any part of the world to the Seychelles and vise versa through its strategic hub at Addis Ababa International Airport.

"We are pleased to introduce new services to Africa's premier tourist destination providing easier and convenient access for visitors to the exotic city of Victoria and enhancing connections from there to more points across Ethiopian’s extensive global network. As part of our growth strategy, we continue to expand our presence in more African cities promoting and facilitating growth in the business and tourism sectors", said, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian will serve the Seychelles thrice weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with its 737 wide body aircraft.

Ethiopian also offers special fares for tour packages to the major African tourist destinations such as Mombasa, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Dar-Es-Salaam, Johannesburg, Malindi, Maputo, Djibouti and Cairo. To take advantage of our tour packages, you may visit the nearest Ethiopian office or email

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the most profitable airline in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Milan, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 63 international destinations spanning four continents.

Recently, Ethiopian received the 2011 "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" Award for its excellence in air cargo. 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.