Ethiopian Airlines will launch four weekly flights to Kano, Nigeria, from May 24th, 2014.
Located in the north of the country, Kano is the second largest city in Nigeria.
Kano will be the fourth city in Nigeria served by Ethiopian Airlines, joining Ethiopian’s current service to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria; Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city; and Enugu.
With the start of service to Kano, Ethiopian’s 20 weekly flights to and from four cities in Nigeria will offer passengers convenient and seamless connecting options to many destinations throughout the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
The new route through Kano will allow passengers minimum layover in Addis Ababa, with the best possible connections to many global destinations in Ethiopian’s network such as Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Beirut, Cairo, Mumbai, Khartoum, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Washington, DC, and Toronto.
“We are very pleased to reinstate our flights to Kano, which will greatly benefit those travelling to northern Nigeria,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, chief executive, Ethiopian Airlines Group.
“Ethiopian has an unwavering and proven commitment to Nigeria, with close to 55 years of service to the destination, long before any other foreign airline.
“As a truly indigenous Pan-African carrier, we consider our flights to Nigeria and elsewhere throughout Africa part of our responsibility to the development of the continent, serving as a vehicle for investment, trade, tourism and job creation,” he said.
“We thank the Government of Nigeria and its people for their continued support of our operations, and reaffirm our commitment to continuously enhancing our services for the benefit of passengers to Nigeria and worldwide.”
Kano will be the airline’s 49th African and 81st international destination.
Ethiopian currently serves 80 international destinations across five continents with more than 200 daily flights, and using the latest-technology aircraft including B777s and B787s.