Ethiopian Airlines set for major capacity boost on Berbera route


A regular source in Addis Ababa has confirmed that come December 01st the airline will massively increase capacity to Berbera / Somalia in a move seen as broader confirmation that peace is returning progressively to that previously wartorn country and demand for air travel to and from that part of Somalia has risen significantly in recent months.

Ethiopian had earlier this year re-started flights to Berbera on a daily basis, using a Bombardier Q400 aircraft, but will from December onwards start to use a B737 on the route on traffic days 1 – 4 and 6, more than doubling the present seat capacity between Addis Ababa and Berbera. The remaining traffic days 5 and 7 will for the time being remain to be served with Q400 equipment, until risen loadfactors justify and all jet operation on the route.

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