Ethiopian Airlines Expands West African Wingspan

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Connecting Cultures And Economies Via Ouagadougou

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest network operator, is thrilled to announce the launch of thrice-weekly passenger services to Freetown, Sierra Leone via Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, commencing on May 31, 2024. This exciting development marks another milestone in their unwavering commitment to connecting more African countries and offering travellers enhanced convenience and efficient travel options.

Passengers will be treated to a world-class experience aboard the Boeing 787-800 aircraft, equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. Picture spacious seats, personal entertainment systems, and onboard Wi-Fi – ensuring a pleasant journey for all passengers. The B787 is not just a plane; it’s a gateway to adventure, culture, and business opportunities.

Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, sits majestically on the Atlantic Ocean, a city known for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife. As the Airline spreads its wings to this vibrant destination, it’s not just expanding its West Africa network; It’s fostering stronger ties between Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Burkina Faso. It’s flights don’t just carry passengers; it carries dreams, aspirations, and the promise of shared growth.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew said “We are delighted to expand our West Africa network with the addition of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This new route, set to launch in May 2024, will not only provide our passengers with more options for travel but also facilitate increased tourism, trade, and investment opportunities between our countries. As we continue to grow and connect with more destinations, we are committed to fostering cooperation and partnership between our nations.”

Ethiopian Airlines is committed to providing its customers with a seamless and efficient travel experience. The addition of Freetown to their network is a testament to this commitment. Whether you’re a business traveller, an adventurer, or a culture enthusiast, join them on this journey where the skies are not just friendly but filled with unparalleled hospitality.

Flight Schedule for the New Service:

ET 943: Addis Ababa (ADD) To Ouagadougou (OUA) To Freetown (FNA) – Tues, Thurs, Sat

ET 942: Freetown (FNA) To Ouagadougou (OUA) To Addis Ababa (ADD) – Wed, Fri, Sun

Ethiopian Airlines is committed to Connecting continents, bridging cultures, and making dreams take flight.

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Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft. Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been the champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years. For more at:

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