Ethiopian Welcomes Pointe-Noire to its African Network - 14 May, 2010

In line with its commitment of expanding its route network within Africa, Ethiopian will launch new services to Pointe Noire, the second largest city in the Republic of Congo, effective June 16, 2010.

Pointe-Noire is the main commercial center of the the Republic of Congo. The city is the main source of oil industry in the country and indeed in central Africa. Pointe- Noire is the major seaport for the country, and with its famous beaches attracts tourist from all over the world.

Ethiopian will serve Pointe-Noir

e three times weekly effective June 16, 2010. Ethiopian will fly its Boeing 767-300 aircraft on the route, offering 235 seats in a two-class configuration.

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The thrice weekly service to and from Pointe Noire will link the city with Ethiopian’s extensive route network, with immediate connections to and from cities throughout the world, including Paris, London, Beirut, Mumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing, Nairobi, Cairo, Dubai, Stockholm, Rome and Washington. No carrier will provide more connections to more cities in Asia from Pointe Noire than Ethiopian Airlines.

Pointe-Noire will be Ethiopian’s fourth major petroleum destination in Africa, after Luanda, Malabo and Libreville. Ethiopian is committed to providing more service to more energy centers in Africa than any other carrier.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of flight services to Mombasa and Monrovia, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 37 cities in Africa and a total of 58 international destinations spanning throughout four continents.

Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 on November 25, 2009 and “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.

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