Ethiopian Airlines will commence flight operations between Addis Ababa and the city of Manchester in the United Kingdom with effect from 1 December, 2018.
The four-weekly service will be operated using the ultramodern Boeing 787 Dreamliner offering business and economy classes.
The service will initially operate via Brussels. Outbound flight will depart Addis Ababa at 00:45 and arrive Manchester at 06:55. Inbound flight will leave Manchester at 19:00 and arrive Addis Ababa at 06:00 the next day.
Manchester will become Ethiopian Airlines second destination in the United Kingdom next to London Heathrow which it has been serving since 1973.
The new route is set to benefit 400,000 people in Manchester Airport’s extensive catchment area, who currently travel to Addis Ababa and other key cities across Africa via other means.
Passengers to and from Manchester will enjoy convenient and seamless connectivity options to and from 58 African destinations which Ethiopian Airlines flies to.
Ethiopia is Africa’s second largest country by population, with its hub airport perfectly placed to provide onward connectivity, particularly to sub-Saharan countries.
Ethiopian Airlines was founded in 1945 and from its hub in Addis Ababa has connections to 58 cities across Africa, and a further 67 international routes across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Return economy class fares start from £499 while return business class fares start at £1,999.