Ethiopian Airlines has planned to introduce new flights between Manchester and Addis Ababa starting from the coming winter. Currently, the airlines also expanded frequency of its London Heathrow flights. Expansion of flights to the above-mentioned routes is confirmed as the four times weekly service would soon start from December 1.
Recently, in a press release it has been stated that the route would navigate via Brussels for the time being. There’s no clue whether in the near future the airline would change it to non-stop service.
A two-class B787 Dreamliner aircraft will be used to operate the flights on the routes. Flight from Addis Ababa would depart at 0045 and reach Manchester at 0655, before it returns from the UK at 1900 and gets back into the Ethiopian capital the following day at 0600.
Ethiopian Airlines stated, ‘the newly launched route is sure to unfasten the links between more than 58 countries across the continent of Africa.’
The return fares for business and economy class starts from £1,999 and £499 respectively.
Giving his opining on the news, Andrew Cowan, Manchester Airport CEO said, ‘The newly introduced route defines the major role Manchester Airport has to play in linking the businesses and people of the North to other significant markets across the globe. No matter, we have provided services to many holiday destinations in Africa over the years, however, the introduction of the new route will connect one of the significant hub airports of the continent. Flawless network signifies better connectivity to destinations across Africa than ever before.’