LONDON – Ethiopian flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has recently announced the return of direct flights to Singapore from the capital of Addis Ababa.
The flight is set to start again on March 25, with the flights being utilized on Ethiopian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The new route
As announced by Ethiopian Airlines on December 16, the carrier announces the relaunch of direct flights from Ethiopia to Singapore, starting again on March 25, 2023.
The flights are set to operate on a frequency of four flights per week on their flagship 787 Dreamliner.
Regarding the restarting of the flight, Ethiopian Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said:-
“We are delighted to continue our service to Singapore, which was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.”
“The flight will further expand our network in Asia and create air connectivity for passengers traveling between Africa and Singapore.”
“The new flight will also facilitate trade, investment, and tourism ties between Africa and Singapore.”
“In line with our plan for growing our network around the world, we will keep on opening new routes to enhance connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world via Addis Ababa.”
Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, CAG’s Managing Director of Air Hub Development, also commented:-
“We are thrilled to welcome Ethiopian Airlines to Changi Airport again.”
“Ethiopian Airlines has been consistently voted as the Best Airline in Africa, and the network from its Addis Ababa hub is connected with more than 63 destinations on the African continent.”
“This flight between Singapore and Ethiopia will offer more travel options for passengers from our region to visit Africa.”
“For many Singaporeans, Ethiopia could also be an exciting new vacation destination as it boasts many attractions ranging from historic sites such as Axum to breathtaking natural geography such as the Simien Mountains and Blue Nile falls.”
Q4’s second announcement
The announcement regarding the restart of direct Singapore flights comes just weeks after the airline announced a new flight to Zimbabwe via Victoria, making it a fifth freedom flight.
On 30 October, the leading airline in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), inaugurated a new service to Bulawayo Int’l Airport (BUQ) via Victoria Falls Airport (VFA). Bulawayo acts as the second largest city in Zimbabwe, next to its capital city of Harare.
That new route marked itself as the third destination in Zimbabwe by the carrier and is just one of the multiple fifth freedom flights that Ethiopian Airlines operate on.
On the route inauguration, Ethiopian Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Mesfin Tasew, said:-
“We are continually growing our network in Africa to provide affordable and convenient air connectivity and facilitate trade within Africa and beyond.”
“The commencement of flights to Bulawayo is crucial in connecting Southern Africa to the world with our 130 destinations on five continents.”
“We are glad to serve Bulawayo, the industrial hub of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, accelerating trade with our cargo and passenger services.”
“Our flights to multiple cities in a country indicate our solid commitment to serve our customers and support our continent as the best pan-African carrier.”
It remains clear that for Ethiopian Airlines, the growth continues, and new markets opening up enables them to acquire further revenue streams going into the future.