The airline, Ethiopian Airlines, will increase from December 1, the frequency of its weekly flights to Cape Town in South Africa.
According to a communiqué sent to PANA, this frequency, which was eight flights, will increase to ten flights a week. The Johannesburg-Cape Town-Addis Ababa route will be served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Addis Ababa-Cape Town link will be provided on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Ethiopian Airlines chief operating officer Busera Awel said the increase in the frequency of flights to Cape Town is part of their priority as an African carrier whose ambition is to serve Africa.
“Increasing the frequency of flights to Cape Town, our third gateway in South Africa, will enable tourists and business travelers to benefit from convenient connectivity options from and to our 95 global networks, Edge of our leading fleet the Boeing 787, “said Awel.
This increase in flight frequency will also improve Ethiopian Airlines’ seat capacity by over 400%.
Ethiopian Airlines started serving the city of Cape Town on 30 June 2015 with six weekly flights operated by Boeing 737. Three flights were flown through Gaborone to Botswana and the other three to Johannesburg.
Currently Ethiopian Airlines serves three cities in South Africa: Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town