China Airways has announced plans to launch direct flights from Beijing, China to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise said the airline will make direct flights three times a week.
Wondim Teklu Communications, Director of the Enterprise said the Beijing- Addis Ababa direct flight begin on Monday.
In its opening flight, China Airline touched down at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Monday, carrying some 300 passengers.
The Beijing-Addis Ababa flight will be the airline’s second to Africa after it successfully launched its Beijing-South Africa route last Friday.
The airline will operate Airbus 320 in its maiden flight to Addis Ababa, it was learnt.
China Airline with 160 destinations worldwide has already ordered 100 airlines from Airbus to facilitate its Beijing-Addis Ababa flight and others.