Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines starts Addis Ababa - Muscat flights

The Ethiopian Airlines said it has commenced new nonstop flights from Addis Ababa to Muscat, the capital of Oman. Ethiopian will fly six times a week to and from Muscat

Oman, located in the South Eastern Coast of the Arabian Peninsula, is a unique tourist destination in the Middle East, with a wide variety of activities.  Oman has a wide variety of beaches over its 1700 km coastline; popular activities include scuba diving, rock climbing, surfing, sailing, cave exploration, and camel races.  There are many shopping malls, mainly centered in Muscat, and Souqs can be found in many towns throughout the country.

Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said “We are pleased that Ethiopian is starting the service at the time the Arab League Tourism Ministers’ nominate Muscat as ‘Arab Tourism Capital 2012’.  The Sultanate offers popular tourist attractions such as the Wadis (valleys), parks, beaches and mountains to be explored and experienced with its timeless traditions”.

Muscat will be Ethiopian’s 7th destination in the Middle East and 63rd worldwide. 

With this new flight, Muscat will be connected to dozens of cities in Africa via Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa.  Convenient connections will be available to and from cities such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, and Lusaka

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Muscat, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 63 international destinations spanning four continents.

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