Ethiopian set to add Kaduna as fifth city in Nigeria


(Posted 07th July 2017)

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, has finalized preparations to start a three times a week scheduled service to Kaduna, Nigeria, as of August 01st.

Kaduna, located in north-western Nigeria, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction.

Flight Number Frequency Departing Airport Departure Time Arriving Airport Arrival Time Fleet
ET 0913 Tue, Fri, Sun Addis Ababa 09:30 KAD 12:30 ET 738
ET 0912 Tue, Fri, Sun Kaduna 13:20 ADD 20:20 ET 738

Traffic days will be Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
The Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said when making the announcement: ‘We are pleased to commence scheduled operation to Kaduna; a fifth city in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As a Pan-African Airline, serving our beloved continent Africa has always been a source of pride for Ethiopian Airlines. With this commitment, Ethiopian has been able to create a missing link; availing easy movement of Africans from one corner to the other. During the temporary closure of Abuja Airport for reconstruction four months ago, we were the first foreign carrier to land at Kaduna Airport, allowing our passengers to experience ultimate comfort on-board our B-787 Dreamliner. In line with our long term strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, expanding and availing a more efficient intra-African network will remain at the core of our operation and we shall keep on playing the positive role in catalyzing the socio-economic development of our continent‘.

With the addition of the three flights to Kaduna will Ethiopian operate a total of 23 weekly flights to Nigeria’s main cities namely Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Kano.