Ethiopian airlines announce resumption of weekly flights to Enugu

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By BARBARA KALU, Enugu –

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Pan-African airline, has resumed weekly passenger services to Enugu State, South-East Nigeria.

The flights are operated on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, according to a statement from the airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.

Passengers from Enugu will have direct flight connections to many destinations in Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe with the vast Ethiopian network and modern fleet and enjoy unique Ethiopian hospitality.

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said “Nigeria has always been and continues to be one of our important destinations in West Africa.

“We are continually improving our products and services to meet our customers’ expectations and the resumption of services to Enugu is key to reach our customers in different parts of Nigeria.

“We thank the people and the government of Nigeria for their continued support in restarting our service to Enugu.”

The statement also said, “Passengers from our four gateways in Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Enugu – now have the opportunity to fly to more than 130 Ethiopian global destinations in five continents.”

Ethiopian became the first international carrier to fly to Enugu when it commenced flight in 2013. The service to Enugu was suspended for two years as the airport was undergoing renovation.

Ethiopian is one of the oldest carriers flying to Nigeria and has been serving the country since 1960, strengthening trade, cultural and tourism ties between Nigeria and the rest of the world.

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