Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Ethiopian Airlines to increase sechedules to Norway's Oslo Airport

Ethiopian Airlines first started serving Norway's main airport gateway, Oslo Airport in March 2017 and now is enhancing the service to become a six-day a week operation.

The service from Addis Ababa is operated on the leading African airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft and has proved to be very popular, so popular in fact that the airline is adding extra flights from 11th December. "We have developed a very close partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, and have worked hard with them to make this route a success story. This is proof that our cooperation has worked well, and that Ethiopian has succeeded in developing a good portfolio of business, holiday and leisure passengers. The segment for passengers visiting friends and family has also been a hit on this route," says Jasper Spruit, Vice President of Traffic Development at Avinor Oslo Airport.

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “We are pleased to witness the success of our flight from Addis Ababa to Oslo, which has now increased to six flights per week. The Oslo route has proven to be a success within just one year of its launch. It will soon become daily and we plan to add new services to Oslo from Asmara in December 2018. Through these flights, we are serving the growing travel need between Africa and Northern Europe. In addition to the passenger flights, we have started a fully dedicated freighter operation from Oslo to Guangzhou in China on 11 October 2018, facilitating the export of Norwegian seafood to the Asian market.”

Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa, it has interests in a number of other African carriers and operates an ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. The airline flies to more than 116 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. 

(photos  Ethiopian Airlines / Avinor)