(Posted 24th January 2023)
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, is set to launch a new passenger flight to
Copenhagen, Denmark as of 22nd of May 2023. The new flight will be operated five times
a week except on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Regarding the new flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr Mesfin Tasew said, “We are
glad to open a new route to Copenhagen, Denmark which will be our 21st destination in Europe.
With the launch of the flight, Copenhagen will become a crucial gateway for Ethiopian Airlines in
northern Europe and southern Scandinavia. Thanks to the wide network of Ethiopian Airlines
across Africa, the new flight will enhance the air connectivity between Europe and Africa thereby
facilitating trade, tourism and diplomatic relations of the two regions.”
Thomas Woldbye, Chief Executive Officer Copenhagen Airport, said, “It has for a long
time been our desire to improve the connection between Copenhagen and Africa. Therefore, it is
really good news, that Ethiopian Airlines, who for the last 5 years have been awarded as the best
airline in Africa, now will start flying to Copenhagen. The airport in Addis Ababa have grown to
become one of Africa’s most important HUB’s, with onward connections to more than 60 different
cities in Africa, thus this new route will be an amazing gateway to the whole continent for
He added that the direct route will create new opportunities for Danish businesses,
especially the pharma industry, thanks to the state-of-the-art facilities and pharma wing
of Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services.
Ethiopian Airlines will operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route with 315 seat, two class configuration.
Ethiopian Airlines first started serving Copenhagen in November 1999 but the flight was suspended about four years later.