Ethiopia’s national carrier will from December 16, 2016 fly five times to Seychelles.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebre Mariam said, “Seychelles being Africa’s premier tourist destination, with the natural attractions of the archipelagos, we have now added a fifth weekly service to provide more options for passengers flying from any part of the world to the Seychelles and vice versa through our strategic hub at Addis Ababa.”
The carrier seeks to increase its presence in Africa as outlined in its Vision 2025 growth strategy.
The 15-year strategic plan will see Ethiopian become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.
The airline recently delivered the continent’s first Airbus A350 XWB, the most advanced commercial passenger aircraft in the world, with plans to operate 14 of these aircraft in future.
Ethiopian will fly to Seychelles International Airport from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.