Ethiopian Airlines will connect Africa and Marseille in a couple of months, the company confirmed in its official statement. Addis-Ababa and Marseille airports will welcome three-times-a-week flight between the continents, starting July.
Ethiopian Airlines (EA) announced Wednesday it has completed the formalities required by the International Civil Aviation Organization and other agencies. Thus, the company is ready to start a new phase of its intercontinental flights. On July, 2nd, Ethiopian Airlines will make its first flight to Marseille, which marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe, according to the statement.
EA is currently serving 120 international destinations across five continents with young aircraft with an average fleet age of five years. It will also bring the number of passenger flights the airline operates to European cities to 61 per week.
Ethiopia and France have a long story of the connection
EA is not new to the French market, the company has been flying to Paris since 1971. Almost half a century after, the company is pleased to launch flights to the second largest city in France, Marseille. Such a step will connect it with the more than 60 African destinations we serve, said the airline’s CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, after the presentation of the new connection.
‘We are happy to approach our services to clients in Marseille, because it increases the connectivity we establish between Europe and Africa, making it easier for business investment, tourism and the exchange of people from different cultures’, EA CEO added.
Expanding the map of routes gives EA many advantages while the African company plans to increase the number of passenger flights to European cities to 60 per week. According to the preliminary estimations, the Africans would be open routes to connect different corners of the planet to the African continent.