Network Expansion: Ethiopian Airlines Spreads Wings to Kaduna
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start scheduled thrice weekly service between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Kaduna, Nigeria with effect from August 1st, 2017.
The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using a Boeing 737-800NG. Flight ET0913 will depart Addis Ababa at 09:30 local time and arrive Kaduna at 12:30 local time. Return Flight ET0912 will leave Kaduna at 13:20 and arrive Addis Ababa Airport at 20:20.
Located in north-western Nigeria, Kaduna is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction.
Earlier in the year, Ethiopian Airlines briefly operated to Kaduna Airport, during the temporary closure of Abuja Airport for runway repairs. In fact, Ethiopian Airlines was the only foreign carrier to fly to Kaduna Airport during the period.
With the addition of Kaduna, Ethiopian totally operates 23 weekly flights to Nigeria’s main cities including Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Kano.
Ethiopian Airlines maiden flight to Nigeria dates back to the 1960’s; same time the country got independence from foreign colonization.
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 95 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet has an average age of 5 and includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR and Bombardier Q-400.