Jakarta, 10 January 2017 – Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it will start services to Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787-8.
Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political center. Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, and with this new service Ethiopian will have service to all 5 of the most populous countries on earth. The flights from Addis Ababa to Jakarta will operate 3 times per week and make a stop in Bangkok.
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Commenting on the new service, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “As the fastest growing airline in Africa, Ethiopian is pleased to offer the opportunity to business people as well as tourists to explore Jakarta’s potential both for investment and leisure. This move will further increase our presence in Asia, connecting Africa to the Asia region and in turn strengthening the tourism and trade ties between the peoples of Africa and Asia. Moreover, pilgrims and the West African community residing in Indonesia will be enjoying hassle-free connections to Ethiopian’s vast African network via its hub at Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines is working very hard to connect Africa with the major trading centers of the world and Jakarta, Indonesia is one of them. ”
Passengers to and from Jakarta will enjoy the unparalleled comforts of the 787 Dreamliner with less noise, the biggest windows in the sky, a higher ceiling, unique lighting, and higher humidity.
The airlines will also relaunch services to Singapore starting from 1 June 2017. The Singapore service will continue to Kuala Lumpur. This route will be operated 5 flights per week which also increase Ethiopian Airlines’ frequency to Kuala Lumpur which formerly served via Bangkok 3 flights per week. The Addis Ababa – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur route will also operated by the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
In ASEAN, Ethiopian is also flying to Manila 4 flights week via Bangkok. With the launching of Jakarta services and reentry to Singapore in June this year, Ethiopian Airlines will be an African carrier with widest network in Southeast Asia. The ASEAN services will include Bangkok 7 flights/week, Singapore 5 flights/week, Kuala Lumpur 5 flights/week, Manila 4 flights/week and Jakarta 3 flights/week.
Outside ASEAN, Ethiopian Airlines just announced that it will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, site of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, as of March 26, 2017, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.
Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said “It is a continuation of our efforts to achieve the goal of connecting Africa to the world, by adding multiple points in Africa and serving air connectivity needs of the continent. Tourist travelers and vacationers from major cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa will enjoy hassle-free connections to Victoria Falls via our strategic hub at Addis Ababa. Looking forward, we shall continue to expand our network in Africa to better promote and facilitate growth in the business and tourism sectors, as clearly outlined in our fifteen years growth strategy, Vision 2025.”
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Ethiopian also offers special fares for tour packages to the major African tourist destinations such as Mombasa, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Dar-Es-Salaam, Johannesburg, Maputo, Nairobi and Cairo.