#EthiopianAirlines eyes #Jakarta flights from July


(Posted 18th May 2018)

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has announced that it will launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia as of July 17, 2018.

A member of the G-20 global group of nations is Indonesia the world’s 4th most populous nation and 10th largest economy in the world.

With this new serve, Ethiopian will service all 5 of the most populous countries in the world. The schedule of the new service will be as follows:

Flight Number Effective Date Frequency Depture Airport Depture Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Subfleet
ET 0628 17-Jul-18 TUE, THU, SAT ADD 0:00 BKK 13:20 ET 788
TUE, THU, SAT BKK 14:20 CGK 18:05 ET 788
ET 0629 17-Jul-18 TUE, THU, SAT CGK 20:35 BKK 0:20 ET 788
TUE, THU, SAT BKK 1:45 ADD 6:15 ET 788

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said when making the announcement: “We are very happy to launch a direct service to Jakarta, the first direct connection between Africa and Indonesia and the first flights into Jakarta by an African carrier. Our new service will further cement our growing footprint in Asia and will enable us to remain the carrier of choice for travellers connecting between Africa and Asia.

Indonesia is one of the most populated countries in the world with a fast growing economy and an emerging manufacturing hub. In the coming years, African and Indonesian trade, investment and tourism ties are set to grow in an exponential manner and our direct flights will make a significant contribution in the enhancement of Africa-Indonesia cooperation.

We plan to increase our flights to daily very quickly in line with our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap of connecting Africa with the major trading centers of the world thru our fast expanding global network.”

Ethiopian will deploy a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route, which is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions.