from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA – ETHIOPIAN Airlines flights to China are to return to levels before COVID-19.
The frequency of its flights to Chinese cities will increase as of February 6 following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of China.
“We are glad that we are ramping up the frequencies of our flights to Chinese cities thanks to the easing of flight restrictions by the Government of China,” said Ethiopian Group CEO, Mesfin Tasew, said.
The executive said China is one of the largest markets for Ethiopian Airlines outside Africa, and the increase in flight frequencies will help revive the trade, investment, cultural and bilateral cooperation between Africa and China in the post-COVID era.
“Thanks to our large network across Africa, the increase in the number of flights to Chinese cities will bring Africa and China closer. We are keen to further expand our service to China going forward,” Tasew said.
Ethiopian Airlines will operate daily flights to Guangzhou while increasing its weekly flights to Beijing and Shanghai to four each and maintains the thrice weekly operation to Chengdu.
Starting from March 1, the flights will surge back to the pre-COVID19 levels with daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai as well as ten and four weekly flights to Guangzhou and Chengdu respectively.
Accordingly, Ethiopian will operate a total of 28 weekly passenger flights to China when the services are fully restored.
In addition to its passenger flights to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, Ethiopian is also operating freighter flights to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Changsha and Wuhan.
– CAJ News