ETHIOPIAN SET FOR SEOUL FLIGHTS FROM MID JUNE
Ethiopian Airlines will commence flights between Addis Ababa and Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, from 18th of June onwards in an effort to further expand their network by adding new key destinations. No information could be obtained by the time of uploading the article of the type of aircraft to be used, but it will either be the B767-300 or the new B787, of which Ethiopian already operates 4 and is expecting more as delivery of an order for 10 of these aircraft are ongoing. Initially the route will be served with four flights a week but is expected to go daily when demand is growing.
Seoul will be Ethiopian’s 73rd destination as the race for continental superiority is intensifying between the leading African airlines. The only other airline from Eastern Africa to fly to South Korea, albeit by code share arrangement with Korean Air, is Kenya Airways, which has tried to catch up with ET in becoming a Pan African airline of choice.
Both Kenya and Ethiopia are also racing to improve their aviation infrastructure and a new airport in Addis Ababa will need to be matched by the planned expansion of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s Project Greenfield which seeks to add a second runway and a new mega terminal over and above Terminal Four which is presently under construction. Visit www.ethiopianairlines.com for more information on traffic days, for bookings and other details.