Ethiopian Airlines’ Addis Ababa to Kaduna
A cake cutting ceremony was had in Addis Ababa to celebrate the start of Ethiopian Airlines’ new route to Kaduna, the carrier’s fifth destination in Nigeria. Seen speaking at the inaugural ceremony is the Star Alliance member’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam. The airline will operate the 3,449-kilometre route on 737-800s facing no direct competition.
Another cake cutting ceremony was also performed in Kaduna. Among those seen cutting the cake are Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State (fourth from left) and Busera Awel, CCO of Ethiopian Airlines (sixth from right).
- Ethiopian Airlines has now added the Nigerian city of Kaduna (KAD) to its network, with it becoming the Star Alliance member’s fifth destination in the country. Launched 1 August, the carrier commenced a three times weekly service from Addis Ababa (ADD), a connection it will operate on its fleet of 737-800s. No other airline currently operates the 3,449-kilometre sector. With this launch, Ethiopian Airlines now operates 21 weekly flights direct to Nigeria from Addis Ababa, with Lagos and Abuja being served daily, Enugu three times weekly and Kano weekly when referring to OAG schedules. The latter is also served twice-weekly via N’Djamena in Chad. However, the airline does not have local traffic rights between N’Djamena and Kano. At present, Ethiopian Airlines is the only airline operating between Nigeria and Ethiopia. See how Kaduna Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.