Africa’s largest service Ethiopian airways has launched direct flight connectivity between Chennai and Addis Ababa. The flight providers might be operated 3 times per week, Chennai can be the fourth vacation spot for the airline to attach after New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, a prime official mentioned on July 3.
“It is the fourth destination for us and the first connecting service after the pandemic. We were able to overcome the challenges in the last three years due to Covid-19 and are now on the growth path,” Ethiopian Airlines chief business officer Lemma Yadecha Gudeta informed PTI after unveiling the service.
The service’s launch coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of uninterrupted flight service between Mumbai and Ethiopia, he mentioned. According to him, Ethiopian Airlines in addition to opening the brand new path to Chennai, the airline would improve to double every day and ten weekly flights to the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi.
Gudeta mentioned the corporate would function the Boeing 737 on the Chennai-Addis Ababa route and goal individuals taking tourism for medical remedy from Africa to southern components of the nation, college students, and south Indians dwelling in Africa.
Asked whether or not the airline was planning to attach different cities with Addis Ababa aside from Chennai, he replied within the affirmative saying Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad had been ‘beneath the radar.’ Gudeta mentioned the airliner was additionally planning to attach Colombo, Karachi, and Dhaka on the worldwide routes.
Tamil Nadu Minister for Tourism M Mathiventhan by a video message mentioned, “We look forward with the Ethiopian Airlines for any other future plans from Tamil Nadu and there are many people let it be students, businessmen and many patients traveling from Africa to Tamil Nadu for a cost-effective treatment.”
“I think this flight (between Chennai-Addis Ababa) will really be helpful to all the sectors of people, not only to patients, students, and exporters but also to many other tourists,” he mentioned.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew mentioned, “We have been connecting Asia and Africa for 55 years now facilitating trade between the two continents. The addition of Chennai as a fourth passenger destination in India is a testimony of our resilience and unwavering commitment to serve our customers in India. We will continue to serve India with enhanced frequency and more destinations in the future,” he mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)