Ethiopian launches 787 Dreamliner services to Manchester
Dec 11, 2018: Ethiopian Airlines will fly its ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner four times weekly to Manchester, announced the airline recently.
Manchester is the airline’s second destination in the UK next to London.
The Addis-Ababa based airline inaugurated flights to Manchester at a colourful ceremony graced by the presence of Susanna Moorehead, Ambassador of the UK to Ethiopia, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, dignitaries and invited guests.
At the inaugural ceremony, Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We’ve been flying to London since 1973, more than 46 years, so we are not new to the UK market. But we are very happy to expand our services closer to the customer in Manchester now. Today we can travel the customer conveniently to 60 destinations in Africa with an immediate connection in our hub here in Addis. The connectivity we are establishing between Europe and Africa is facilitating trade investment, tourism and people-to-people ties.”
Over the years, Ethiopian has been opening new routes including to Europe, which it is currently serving with 51 flights a week.
The airline is finalising preparations to start services to other European countries including Moscow.