Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will commence services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, starting from 4thOctober, 2016.
Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia, headquartering most of the national enterprises and cultural institutions.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said:
“As a Pan-African airline, it has always been our source of pride to connect Africa together and to the rest of the world. The addition of Windhoek to our ever expanding network brings our African destinations to 53, the largest coverage unrivalled by any other carrier. I believe, the commencement of this flight will surely give our customer more convenient option to travel to Namibia. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support to the continent’s socio-economic integration and development.”
Ethiopian will be deploying the Boeing 737 on the route. The aircraft is configured with 15 Cloud Nine seats and 138 Economy Class seats.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.