Ethiopian Airlines launches services between Japan and Africa
Addis Ababa, January 14, 2015 (STAT):-Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has finalized preparations to start new services to Tokyo Narita International Airport in April 20, 2015, in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member, All Nippon Airways, Japan’s leading airline.
The thrice weekly flight, the only direct connection between Africa and Japan, will be operated through Hong Kong with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The flight schedule in local times is as follows:
Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam said, "As the only direct service between Africa and Japan, our flights to Narita will give our customers the best possible connectivity options and will be critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world."
Ethiopian flights to Tokyo will enable the strengthening of investment, trade, tourism and people-to-people ties between Africa and Japan.