Cutting the cake in Addis Ababa is Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, along with fellow airline and airport officials. Flights from the Ethiopian capital to both Cape Town and Gaborone will operate thrice-weekly, using the Star Alliance member’s 737-800s. Both routes face no direct competition.
- Ethiopian Airlines commenced two new services on the 30 June, linking Addis Ababa (ADD) with Cape Town (CPT) and Gaborone (GBE). Both of the airport pairs will not face direct competition, while services on the 3,977-kilometre sector to Gaborone marks the first connection between the capitals of Botswana and Ethiopia. Both city pairs will be operated by the Star Alliance member’s 737-800s. Commenting on the launch of the two new services, Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “As a Pan-African airline working to bring African countries closer, as well as closer to the rest of the world, we are very pleased to spread our wings to Cape Town and Gaborone. Our new flights will give Ethiopian’s customers more and convenient connectivity options when traveling within and to/from the continent. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market of Africa, with a view to support to the continent’s socio-economic integration and development.” The news follows on from the launch of the airline’s latest triple continent service last week, which connects Addis Ababa via Dublin to Los Angeles.See how Cape Town Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.