Ethiopian Airlines flights to China to return to pre-Covid levels


(Posted 10th January 2023)


Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, just announced that the frequency
of its flights to Chinese cities will increase as of February 06th, 2023 ultimately returning to
the pre-COVID19 levels on March 01st, 2023 following the lifting of restrictions by the
Government of China.


As of February 06th, 2023, Ethiopian Airlines will operate daily
flights to Guangzhou while increasing its weekly flights to Beijing and Shanghai to four
each and maintains the trice weekly operation to Chengdu.

Starting from March 01st, 2023, the flights will surge back to the pre-COVID19 levels with
daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai as well as ten and four weekly flights to Guangzhou
and Chengdu respectively. Accordingly, Ethiopian will operate a total of 28 weekly
passenger flights to China when the services are fully restored.

Regarding the increase of flight frequencies, Ethiopian Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said,
We are glad that we are ramping up the frequencies of our flights to Chinese cities thanks to the
easing of flight restrictions by the Government of China. China is one of the largest markets for
Ethiopian Airlines outside Africa, and the increase in flight frequencies will help revive the trade,
investment, cultural and bilateral cooperation between Africa and China in the post-Covid era.
Thanks to our large network across Africa, the increase in the number of flights to Chinese cities
will bring Africa and China closer. We are keen to further expand our service to China going

In addition to its passenger flights to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu,
Ethiopian is also operating freighter flights to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou,
Changsha and Wuhan.