Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, said it will commence flight operations to Jakarta, Indonesia in June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787-800.
Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political centre.
This is just as the airline also stated that it would start direct and non-stop services to Singapore in June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787.
Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world and with this new service Ethiopian will have service to all five of the most populous countries on earth.
The country is made up over more than 13,000 islands.
Commenting on the new service, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “As the fastest growing airline in Africa, Ethiopian is pleased to offer the opportunity to business people as well as tourists to explore Jakarta’s potential both for investment and leisure.
He stated that the move would further increase its presence in Asia, connecting Africa to the Asia region and in turn strengthening the tourism and trade ties between the peoples of Africa and Asia.
Moreover, pilgrims and the West African community residing in Indonesia will be enjoying hassle-free connections to Ethiopian’s vast African network via its hub at Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines is working very hard to connect Africa with the major trading centers of the world and Jakarta, Indonesia is one of them.
Passengers to and from Jakarta will enjoy the unparalleled comforts of the 787 with less noise, the biggest windows in the sky, a higher ceiling, unique lighting, and higher humidity.
Ethiopian is a global carrier that operates the youngest and the most modern fleet on the African continent, with an average aircraft age of less than 5 years, serving more than 90 international destinations across 5 continents with over 240 daily departures.
In the same vein, the airline will also commence direct and non-stop services to Singapore June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787.
Singapore’s Changi airport is one of the major global aviation hubs with the latest airport infrastructure and one of the best hub transfer services. Singapore is also one of the pre-eminient financial hubs in the world.
Speaking on the development, the Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “In our continuous effort of connecting the continent of Africa with its major trading partner around the world through direct services and with the youngest fleet of modern airplanes, we are glad that we are able to offer a direct and non-stop services to the Lion City, Singapore, a global aviation center and a preferred gateway to Asia and Australia. Our direct and nonstop flights will serve the growing traffic between Africa and Singapore, giving the best possible connectivity options to passengers travelling between most points in Asia and Africa, in partnership with fellow Star member, Singapore Airlines. “
He continued, “Moreover, our customers can now enjoy the ultimate travel experience on board Ethiopian Dreamliner; unparalleled comfort with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher ceiling, unique lighting and higher humidity. Ethiopian flights to Singapore will also greatly contribute to the strengthening of trade, investment, and tourism ties between a booming Africa and a highly developed, innovative, and business-friendly Singapore.”