Ethiopian starts flights to Juba

Facing strong demand for its services in the Sudan, Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch services to Juba, its second destination in the Sudan, on May 1, 2006. Ethiopian will serve Juba with four flights a week with same day return flights. Ethiopian flight ET813 will depart from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Mondays and Fridays at 09:25 and will make a stop over in Nairobi.

From Nairobi ET813 will take off at 12:30 to arrive at Juba’s International Airport at 14:00. Return flight ET812 will depart Juba the same day at 14:45 to arrive in Addis Ababa via Nairobi at 20:20.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Ethiopian flight ET 821 will depart Addis Ababa Bole International Airport at 09:25 to arrive in Entebbe at 11:40. From Entebbe ET821 will take off at 13:00 to arrive in Juba at 14:00. Return flight ET820 will depart Juba, at 14:45 to arrive in Addis Ababa via Entebbe at 20:20 for convenient connections to other Ethiopian destinations. All timings are local.

Ethiopian will operate Boeing 737-700 New Generation aircraft to Juba, offering a total capacity of 118 seats - 16 in Cloud Nine, and 102 in Economy.

Trade and tourism to and from the Sudan are flourishing. Our new service has been carefully designed to provide business executives and tourists to and from Juba direct link with Addis Ababa, Entebbe and Nairobi, with convenient connections to the rest of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and vice-versa. Ethiopian flights to Juba will bring Sudan closer to the world by catalyzing and further boosting economic partnerships.

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With over one hundred sixty thousand inhabitants, Juba is Sudan’s second most populated city. It is located on the bank of the White Nile, which plays a prominent role in the economy of the Sudan. The city was founded in 1923 by Greek nationals and serves as the capital of southern Sudan.

Ethiopian, founded in 1946, is Africa’s aviation pioneer that began first ever commercial service between East and West Africa (1960) and the first airline outside the then Eastern block to fly to the People’s Republic of China (1973).

In April 2006, Ethiopian celebrates its 60th anniversary. Commencement of service to Juba brings Ethiopian destinations in Africa to 29 and to 46 worldwide.

Beginning April, 2006, Ethiopian Airlines, will fly daily to Kilimanjaro, Dar-Es-Salaam and Entebbe, ten times a week to Nairobi, five times a week to Kigali, Bujumbura and Khartoum, and four times a week to Djibouti and Hargeisa.

The commencement of service to Juba is further evidence of Ethiopian commitment to serving Africa.
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