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Ethiopian Ramps Up Flights to China, Returns to Pre-COVID Level

Ethiopian Airlines is set to increase flight frequencies to its destinations in China with effect from 6 February, 2023. With that, Ethiopian will ultimately return to the pre-COVID19 levels on March 01, 2023 following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of China.

From 6 February, 2023, Ethiopian Airlines will operate daily flights to Guangzhou while increasing weekly flights to Beijing and Shanghai to four each and maintains the trice weekly operation to Chengdu.

Starting from 1 March, 2023, the flights will surge back to the pre-COVID19 levels with daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai as well as 10 and four weekly flights to Guangzhou and Chengdu respectively.

Accordingly, Ethiopian Airlines will operate a total of 28 weekly passenger flights to China when the services are fully restored.

Regarding the increase of flight frequencies, Ethiopian Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, “We are glad that we are ramping up the frequencies of our flights to Chinese cities thanks to the easing of flight restrictions by the Government of China.

China is one of the largest markets for Ethiopian Airlines outside Africa, and the increase in flight frequencies will help revive the trade, investment, cultural and bilateral cooperation between Africa and China in the post-Covid era.

Thanks to our large network across Africa, the increase in the number of flights to Chinese cities will bring Africa and China closer. We are keen to further expand our service to China going forward.”

In addition to passenger flights to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Chengdu, Ethiopian is also operating freighter flights to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Changsha, and Wuhan.

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