Ethiopian Airlines has commenced direct flights between Addis Ababa and Manchester in the United Kingdom. The inaugural flight was operated on Monday, 10 December.
Manchester has become the airline's second destination in the UK next to London. The four weekly flight to Manchester will be operated using the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The inaugural flight to Manchester is a strong symbol of the depth and breadth of the relations between Ethiopia and the UK.
Ethiopian Airlines has been flying to London since 1973. Today the airline can fly UK customers conveniently to 60 destinations in Africa via its hub in Addis Ababa.
The connectivity Ethiopian Airlines is establishing between Europe and Africa is facilitating trade investment, tourism and people-to-people ties.
Over the years, Ethiopian has been opening new routes including to Europe, which it is currently serving with 51 flights a week. The Airline is finalizing preparations to start services to other European countries including Moscow.