Ethiopian Airlines' passenger flights to Bengaluru from 27 October, says company eyes expansion in India

Currently, Ethiopian Airlines operates two passenger flights daily to Mumbai and Delhi as well as cargo service to Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Press Trust of India September 13, 2019 18:03:06 IST
Ethiopian Airlines' passenger flights to Bengaluru from 27 October, says company eyes expansion in India
  • It operates two passenger flights daily to Mumbai and Delhi as well as cargo services

  • Four weekly direct flights would be scheduled between Bengaluru and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia

  • The airline says it witnessed robust growth of traffic from South India to Africa and the rest of the world

Bengaluru: Ethiopian Airlines on Friday announced that it would start passenger flight service to Bengaluru from 27 October.

Ethiopian Airlines passenger flights to Bengaluru from 27 October says company eyes expansion in India

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Currently, it operates two passenger flights daily to Mumbai and Delhi as well as cargo service to Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi, the company said in a press release.

Four weekly direct flights would be scheduled between Bengaluru and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, the release said.

"We are thrilled to launch operations in Bengaluru as part of our strategic plan to expand in India. We are one of the first entrants to serve Indian market, having 48 years of continuous operation out of Mumbai. Yet again, we are glad to be the first airline to give direct connection from South India to Africa," regional director (Indian sub-continent) of Ethiopian Airlines Tadesse Tilahun said.

"We have witnessed robust growth of traffic from South India to Africa and the rest of the world. Our first direct flight from and to Africa will give seamless connection to our esteemed customers, and our vast network," he added.

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