It is D-Day for Ethiopian’s nonstop flights to Toronto


(Posted 15th November 2013)

Later today will the first nonstop service between Addis Ababa and Toronto in Canada take off, using one of the airline’s B787 Dreamliners, an aircraft capable of carrying a full load without a fuel stop enroute between the two cities. Until now had Ethiopian Airlines operated the route using a B767-300 aircraft which required a stopover in Rome, adding travel time and the cost of landing at an intermediate waypoint from where ET did not have traffic rights to uplift passengers, or cargo, on to or from Toronto.

There will initially be three flights per week, connecting one of Canada’s greatest cities with the African continent and making travel to and from easier, as passengers have seamless connections out of Addis Ababa into Eastern Africa and to the rest of the continent. Happy Landings to crews and passengers for the inaugural nonstop flight.

In a related development has Ethiopian Airlines also confirmed that they will commence direct flights to Singapore, after twice postponing the start, on December 03rd. This flight will be operated with B767 equipment which requires a tech stop for refueling along the way in Suvarnabhumi.

Ethiopian presently flies from Addis to Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro and Mombasa combined, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, offering travelers from Canada and the rest of the world convenient one stop connections to the beach and safari destinations across Eastern Africa. On these services ET uses a combination of B737-800 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft. Watch this space for breaking and regular aviation news.

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