Ethiopian Airlines announced plan to launch new flight services non-stop from Addis Ababa to Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin effective 15 June 2012.
Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the new service to Benin will further strengthen Ethiopian's presence in the West African markets by widening flight options to its passengers.With this new flight, Ethiopian will offer more seamless travel options for tourists, traders and businessmen to and from Benin.
Passengers from Cotonou will also be easily connected to the vast Ethiopian network worldwide, with fast and frequent connections to Nairobi, Kigali, Beijing, Guangzhou, Bombay, Hong Kong, Dubai, Riyadh and Beirut.Ethiopian will fly from Addis Ababa to Cotonou on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while the flight from Cotonou to Addis Ababa will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Ethiopian Airlines currently operates a total of 40 weekly flights to nine West African countries with daily East-West connections within the continent.The commencement of new flights to Benin will increase the number of Ethiopian on-line destinations to 66 worldwide and 42 in Africa, according to the statement.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and with the new additional services to Seychelles and Cotonou, the Airline will provide dependable services to 66 international destinations spanning four continents. (ENA)