Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has started new services to Durban, the 3rd destination in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town on December 16, 2015 as per the following schedule.
Durban is the second largest metropolitan city and the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa. It is also one of the main tourism destinations in Africa because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “As a Pan-African airline working to bring Africa together and closer to the entire world, we are bullish on the prospects of continuous expansion of our reach in our home market Africa and beyond. With continuous service to South Africa for over 22 years, this new and additional service will give passengers additional choice and flexibility by offering seamless and convenient connections thru our main hub in Addis to more than 90 destinations in five continents.
He added “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our fellow Star Alliance partner, South African Airways, Dube Trade Port, ACSA, KZN’s Economic and Tourism Development departments for their relentless support to make this new operation a reality.”
Ethiopian is global Pan-African global carrier serving more than 90 international destinations across 5 continents and operating the youngest fleet in Africa with less than the industry average of 5 years, including the B737 Next Generation with Sky Interior to African points, and the B787 Dreamliners, the B777-200LRs, the longest range commercial aircraft in activity and the B777-300 ER on its mid and long haul routes.