Ethiopian Airlines’ Addis Ababa to Bahrain
Ethiopian Airlines celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony the start of flights to Bahrain on 17 August. Among those taking part in proceedings was the airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam (centre). The 2,292-kilometre route, that was last served in 2011, will be flown three times weekly on its 737-800s.
A cake and ribbon cutting ceremony were conducted at Bahrain to welcome the return of Ethiopian Airlines on 17 August. Carrying out the ribbon cutting are: Mohammed Al Subaie, Head of Airlines Marketing, Bahrain Airport; Ayda Desta, Area Manager Bahrain, Ethiopian Airlines; Solomon Yadeta, Regional Director Sales & Services Middle East & Asia, Ethiopian Airlines; Eskedar Girmay, Honorary Consul to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; and C D Singh, Group GM, Bahrain International Travel Group.
- Ethiopian Airlines has restored service to Bahrain (BAH) on 17 August, ending a six-year hiatus of flights from Addis Ababa (ADD). The relaunched route will be flown by the Star Alliance member three times weekly on its fleet of 737-800s, with the outbound rotation operating via Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Commenting on the launch, Bahrain Airport Company CCO, Ayman Zainal, said: “Ethiopian Airlines has been operating in the region for decades. Its level of efficiency and operational experience are among the best in the African continent. We are very happy to have these routes added to our scheduled flights which provide added convenience and options for travelers, including the large Ethiopian community in Bahrain.” Competition on the 2,292-kilometre sector comes in the form of Gulf Air, with it also serving the city pair three times weekly on its A320s according to OAG schedules.