Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, will begin double daily flights to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in March, this year.
The double daily flights to Mumbai will be operated with the ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner aircraft, which offers passengers unparalleled on-board comfort with the largest windows in the sky, high level cabin air humidity that greatly reduces fatigue, high ceiling, latest in-flight entertainment system.
With the double daily flights to Mumbai, Ethiopian Airlines aims to provide optimal connectivity options for passengers travelling between India and its 49 destinations in Africa.
Ethiopian has been providing reliable air service to Mumbai for over 43 years. It launched its first flight in December 1971. The airline currently has daily flights to Mumbai and New Delhi.
Tewolde Gebremariam, Cheif Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethiopian Airlines Group, said Africa-India traffic is witnessing a significant rise owing to the economic growth of the two regions and their increasing trade, investment and tourism ties in addition to the travel demand of the large Indian community in various African countries.
“We are very bullish on the prospects of Africa-India market. By increasing our frequency to double daily flights to Mumbai and expanding our code share agreement with Air India, fellow Star Alliance partner with the inclusion of domestic points in India and major destinations in Africa, we aim to become the airline of choice for travel between Africa and India by offering seamless and convenient connections through our main hub in Addis.
‘Going forward, we plan to increase our current frequency to New Delhi and start operations to additional destinations in southern India,’ he added.
By Cephas Larbi
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