Ethiopian Airlines has said it will increase its routes in Nigeria to five with effect from August 1, 2017.
The latest additional route of the Africa’s largest airline is Kaduna.
The airline in a statement by its Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam said the new flights, to be operated three times a week, will connect passengers directly from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Kaduna.
The airline during the six-week closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for renovation, was the only foreign airline that flew to the Kaduna airport with its latest wide-bodied b-787 Dreamliner.
Gebremariam said “As a Pan-African airline, serving our beloved continent Africa has always been a source of pride for Ethiopian Airlines.
“With this commitment, Ethiopian has been able to create a missing link; availing easy movement of Africans from one corner to the other.
“During the temporary closure of the Abuja airport for reconstruction four months ago, we were the first foreign carrier to land at the Kaduna airport, allowing our passengers to experience ultimate comfort on-board our B-787 Dreamliner.”
With the addition of Kaduna, Ethiopian airline totally operates 23 weekly flights to Nigeria’s main cities: Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Kano.