(Photo: Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing)
Africa and the Russian heartland just got a little closer with a new route to Moscow with Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian will be connecting 59 cities with Moscow, with their 787 Dreamliner.
Flying via Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the new route from Addis Ababa will start on 5 December 2018 with three flights a week. The stop-over in Istanbul is about an hour.
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The schedule is as follows:
- ADD - IST - DME: Mondays, Wednesday, Friday; 23:45 - 04:55; 05:55 - 08:35
- DME - IST - ADD: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; 21:20 - 23:55; 01:05 - 06:25
“As one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, Russia offers ample trade and investment potentials for investors. The country’s advanced manufacturing base and light industry also hold further import-export trade potentials with Africa which is endowed with diverse natural resources and raw materials," says the airline's CEO Tewolde GebreMariam.
"The air connectivity Ethiopian provides to link Africa and Russia will go a long way towards facilitating and bolstering multifaceted relations between the two regions. Our direct flights will also promote Ethiopian and other African Tourist attractions to the Russian tourists. Russia will be the final BRICS country in our ever-growing global network.”
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