Ethiopian Airlines launched services between Addis Ababa and Istanbul Atatürk on 1 April. Speaking at a press conference to promote the new service to local and global media is Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines. The carrier will link the two cities with a three times weekly service, flown using its fleet of 737-800s.
- Ethiopian Airlines launched operations between Addis Ababa (ADD) and Istanbul Atatürk (IST) on 1 April. The Star Alliance member will operate the 3,689-kilometre route three times weekly using its fleet of 737-800s. It joins fellow alliance member Turkish Airlines on the city pair, with the Istanbul-based operator serving the route between five times weekly and daily, with its weekly schedule fluctuating throughout the summer season according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Like Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines is serving this route in S19 using 737-800s.