Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airline, has started daily flights from London Heathrow to Addis Ababa with the additional service departing London Heathrow on Tuesday evenings.
The new departure mirrors the existing schedule with departure from London Heathrow at 21:00 arriving into the Ethiopian capital’s Bole International Airport at 07:00 the next day.
The return route sees the aircraft departing Addis at 13:00, arriving LHR at 19:00.
Ethiopian chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “We are pleased to now offer a daily service to our customers to and from London, one of our most important routes.
“This new addition to the schedule will enable our leisure and business clients to enjoy greater flexibility in selecting their flights aboard our technologically advanced Boeing 787 Dreamliner.”
With daily flights to and from London and daily services to 49 African destinations and very short connections through its Addis Ababa hub, Ethiopian offers the shortest total travel time to its valued customers.
Ethiopian Airlines has also recently started working with a new ground handling company at London Heathrow, Aircraft Service International Group, part of BBA Aviation, ahead of its move to the new Queen’s Terminal, along with other Star Alliance carriers on September 17th.
Last month also saw the addition of an eighth Dreamliner to the Ethiopian fleet which will support the growing network of routes Ethiopian Airlines offers.