Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s best airline and the largest aviation group in Africa, has announced the resumption of thrice weekly passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of 27 March 2022. The airline announced the recommencement of after it halted operations for two years due to the pandemic. Ethiopian operated its first flight services to Bengaluru in October 2019.
The nonstop service between Bengaluru and Addis Ababa is being carried out using B738 aircraft as per the below schedule.
Commenting on the resumption of services, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Mesfin Tasew remarked, “we are glad to have resumed flights to the commercial capital of India and we will be committed in serving our customers with our high quality services. Ethiopian Airlines is a significant player in connecting India and Africa and beyond. The recommencement of flights connects the important ICT hub of Bengaluru to the ever-expanding Ethiopian network in addition to our flights to the Capital New Delhi and Mumbai. The flights will also complement our existing freighter and passenger flight services to other key destinations in India. “Theaddition of Bengaluru to our network is vital in meeting the demands of the fast-growing air travelers between India and Africa.”
The increasing flight frequencies and number of gateways in India will facilitate trade, investment and tourism to/from the Indian sub-continent. The flights to Bengaluru connects passengers through the airlines global hub in Addis Ababa with short connections and provides the fastest and the shortest connections between Bengaluru in southern India and more than 60 destinations in Africa.
Currently, Ethiopian operates passenger flights to Mumbai and Delhi as well as cargo service to Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-five years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Seven business units: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services, Ethiopian Airports Services and Ethiopian Express Services (Domestic). Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the pre covid seven years.
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