Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified 4-Star global airline, has announced the resumption of its flight to Athens, Greece effective Dec 13, 2019.
According to a statement issued by the airlines, Ethiopian has resumed the service to the city of Athens after 18 years. Athens, the ancient city of Greece, marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe.
The thrice weekly flight to Athens will be operated by the ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said “We are delighted to return to Athens, Greece with direct services. With our direct flight, Greece will be closer to Africa than ever before and to the rest of our Global network.”
He further said, “Athens will serve as a key destination on our ever-expanding European network and offers global tourists an opportunity to explore the majestic country. As one of the world’s oldest and historic cities, the city enjoys a high level of tourism from visitors across the world.”
The resumption of the service to Athens will help meet the exponential demand from global tourists, as well as provide them with more connectivity options within our extensive global network, according to the CEO.
With the inclusion of Athens, Ethiopian Airlines’ international network reaches 126, it was learned.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 125 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centers: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.