Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated three new destinations from Addis Ababa on 27 March, namely Kisangani, Mbuji-Mayi and Nosy-Be. The trio of airports will all be served three times weekly. Among those at the launch was Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines (centre) who can be seen helping to cut the route launch cake.
- Ethiopian Airlines added three African destinations to its network this week, with the carrier now serving Kisangani (FKI) and Mbuji-Mayi (MJM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, plus Nosy-Be (NOS) in Madagascar. All launched on 27 March from Addis Ababa (ADD), the Star Alliance member will operate flights to the former two destinations on a triangular routing of Addis Ababa–Kisangani–Mbuji-Mayi–Addis Ababa. This route will be flown three times weekly facing no direct competition. Services to Nosy-Be will also be flown three times weekly, also facing no direct rivalry, with this service operating via the carrier’s existing link to Moroni in Comoros, a destination that joined Ethiopian Airlines’ network in November 2016. All three destinations will be served by the carrier’s fleet of 737-800s based on OAG schedules data.