Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the inauguration of its Addis Ababa to Enugu route with (from left to right): Bede Ibeh, (Representative of the Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia); Janet Edeme (AU Commission); Tewolde Gebremariam (CEO, Ethiopian Airlines); Bereded Anemut, (Director of West Africa Desk at Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs); and John Shinkaiye (Former Ambassador of Nigeria to Ethiopia).
- Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated services between Addis Ababa (ADD) and Enugu (ENU) with the introduction of four weekly rotations. Enugu will become the Star Alliance member’s third Nigerian destination with the major African airline and flag carrier for Ethiopia already serving Abuja five times weekly, and Lagos, daily. Ethiopian Airlines operates the new service using 737-800s and has no competition on the 3,455-kilometre sector. The historic flight marked the start of Enugu Airport’s international services, and is part of its transition to become an international airport in which it has undergone a three phase renovation and expansion program. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, said: “Enugu is another exciting step. Nigeria has always been, and continues to be, one of our important destinations in West Africa. We thank the people and the government of Nigeria for their continued support in making this new service to Enugu possible.”