Ethiopian Airlines’ first flight to Niamey in Niger in over 20 years was celebrated with a cake. The airline’s CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam (second from right), was on hand to cut the first slice.
- Ethiopian Airlines has resumed flights between Addis Ababa (ADD) and Niamey (NIM) in the Republic of Niger. On 20 November the airline began serving the 4,030-kilometre route with four weekly flights operated by the airlines 167-seat 757-200s. Niamey thus becomes the airline’s 47th destination in Africa. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, said: “As Africa’s flagship carrier, we are happy to expand our wings to Niamey and to contribute to the economic growth of the country. Africa is on the rise and we are here to support the continent’s growth by providing critically essential air connectivity for the increased flow of investment, trade and tourism.”