July 31, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines will start flying four weekly passenger services to Bengaluru from October 27.
Flight ET 0690 will depart Addis Ababa on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 23:00 hours and arrive in Bengaluru at 8:00 hours. Flight 0691 will depart Bengaluru on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 hours and arrive in Addis Ababa at 6:35 hours.
Commenting on the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "Ethiopian Airlines is a significant player in connecting India and Africa and beyond. The new four weekly flights will connect the important ICT hub city of Bengaluru to the ever-expanding Ethiopian network in addition to our twice daily flights each to the commercial city of Mumbai and the capital New Delhi. The flights will also complement our existing dedicated freighter flights to/from Bengaluru."
“The addition of Bengaluru to our Indian network will give a wider menu of choices to the fast-growing air travellers between India and Africa and beyond. The increasing flight frequencies and number of gateways in India will facilitate trade, investment and tourism to/from the Indian sub-continent. The schedule is carefully designed to connect passengers efficiently through our global hub in Addis Ababa with short connections and will provide the fastest and the shortest connections between Bengaluru in southern India and more than 60 destinations in Africa and South America,” added GebreMariam.
Currently, Ethiopian operates passenger flights to Mumbai and Delhi, as well as cargo service to Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.