Ethiopian Airlines will resume scheduled flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 17 July 2018, opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly countries.
This follows agreements reached in Asmara between H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and President H.E. Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea.
The new daily service will be operated with a Boeing 787, one of the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft which gives customers unparalleled on-board comfort.
The resumption of air links will play a critical role in boosting the overall political, economic, trade and people-to-people ties between the two sisterly countries.
The new service to Asmara will avail best connectivity options to Eritrean Diaspora Community across the world, thanks to Ethiopian extensive network of over 114 destinations in 5 continents.
Ethiopian Airlines plans to increase the service to multiple daily service and to start cargo flights in view of the huge market potential between the two sisterly countries.
Situated in Eritrea's central Maekel Region, Asmara is the capital and the largest city of Eritrea. It is home to the Eritrean National Museum and is known for its early 20th-century buildings.
Attractions in Asmara include the Art Deco Cinema Impero, one of the world's finest examples of Art Déco style building, Cubist Africa Pension, eclectic Orthodox Cathedral and former Opera House, the neo-Romanesque Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and much more.
Ethiopian Airlines operated the last scheduled flights to Asmara, Eritrea 20 years ago.