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Ethiopian Airlines Set to Commence Flights to Chennai


As part of its resilience and unwavering commitment to serve customers in India, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, is set to start scheduled operations to Chennai, India on 2 July 2022.


The three-weekly service will operate nonstop between Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and Chennai International Airport, using a Boeing 737-8NG aircraft.


Chennai will join the vast Ethiopian Airlines global network as it becomes the airline’s fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.


Located on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, Chennai is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a modern cosmopolitan city and the most prominent cultural, economic and educational centre of South India.


Ethiopian pioneered the air transport linkage between Africa and India with its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966, just 20 years after the airline was founded.


Ethiopian has been serving India without any interruption even during the pandemic cementing the longstanding bilateral relationship between the two countries.


Recently, Ethiopian Airlines marked its 50th year anniversary of uninterrupted service to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India.


India is one of Ethiopian Airlines key destinations in the Asian continent and Ethiopian currently flies to three passenger and five cargo destinations with its enhanced services and modern fleet.


In line with the airlines commitment to serve its customers in India, it has been growing its service frequency and destinations since it first commenced operation to the country.


Besides the opening of the new route to Chennai, Ethiopian Airlines’ flight frequency to the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi will increase to double daily and ten weekly flights, respectively, as of July 2022.


Founded 75 years ago, Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. With the youngest and most modern fleet in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines flies to more than 130 passenger and cargo destinations across 5 continents.

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