ETHIOPIAN NOW CONNECTS MALAKAL WITH THE WORLD
It was learned over the weekend that Ethiopian Airlines has commenced flights to the Southern Sudanese city of Malakal, bringing reliable international air connections to this part of the soon to be independent South Sudan for the first time, although domestic operations from Malakal to Juba have been in place for some time now by ‘Feeder Airlines’ and other local Southern Sudanese air operators. This is the second destination in Southern Sudan after the capital Juba to which Ethiopian has now been flying for over 5 years already.
However, Ethiopian’s new route will now connect Malakal area residents nonstop to Addis Ababa and from there with the rest of the world via ET’s extensive international network and also permits visitors to this part of the South Sudan to fly there without having to travel through other airports first.
The new flights will initially operate every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and bring ET’s destinations to 62 overall.