An Outstanding Month of Growth and Expansion: Ethiopian Airlines Expands with New Multiple Routes in June 2024

Addis Ababa, July 5, 2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, proudly announces an outstanding month of growth and expansion.  In June, the airline unveiled four new international and domestic routes, enhanced flight frequencies on six routes, and celebrated prestigious awards from Skytrax and APEX.

On the international front, Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its network with new routes, including Freetown in Sierra Leone, and Maun in Botswana. Warsaw, the largest and the capital of Poland, has also joined Ethiopian's extensive global network as its 24th destination in Europe, effective July 1st. Domestically, the airline has introduced flights to Axum and Nekemte. Similarly, Ethiopian increased frequencies on existing routes. Recognizing its continued excellence, Skytrax and APEX have awarded Ethiopian Airlines for its achievements on enhanced customer experience.

In addition to the new routes, Ethiopian Airlines has increased frequencies on several existing routes. Starting on May 31, 2024, passengers on the route to/from Ouagadougou are now enjoying daily flights. Conakry also saw an increase to daily flights effective June 1, 2024. New morning departures from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar in Tanzania commenced on June 16, 2024, along with additional midday departures to Kigali. Evening operations to Douala, will start in July 2024, followed by Lubumbashi in Democratic Republic of Congo.

June also marked a triumphant month for Ethiopian Airlines with several prestigious accolades. The airline's unwavering commitment to enhancing customer satisfaction through significant investments in services and products was recognized at the 2024 SKYTRAX World Airlines Awards. Ethiopian Airlines was named Best Airline in Africa for the seventh consecutive year.

At the APEX Passenger Choice Awards 2024, Ethiopian Airlines secured titles for Best Entertainment in Africa and Best Wi-Fi in Africa, further solidifying its reputation for providing exceptional onboard experiences.

Regarding the milestones, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “June 2024 has been a historic month for Ethiopian Airlines, underscored by numerous significant achievements. These milestones reflect our extensive experience and our ability to execute strategic initiatives swiftly and effectively. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our valued passengers for their unwavering loyalty and trust, as well as to our dedicated employees whose hard work and commitment have made these successes possible. We remain steadfast in our dedication to achieving even greater heights in the future.

These achievements underscore Ethiopian Airlines' commitment to enhancing connectivity and providing unparalleled services to its valued global passengers. The service advancement also includes Ethiopian Airlines’ domestic and international routes with almost all the achievements taking place within the month of June.

For more information about flight schedules and bookings, please visit the Ethiopian Airlines website or contact our customer service.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is one of the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-eight years of successful operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and De Havilland Q400. 

Ethiopian is also pursuing multi-hub strategy through hubs in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world. Ethiopian has been champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for seven consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years.

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Ato Mesfin

Mr. Mesfin Tasew
Group Chief Executive Officer