Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has finalized preparations to start three weekly services to Madrid starting from September 2 2014.
Ethiopian flights to Madrid will be operated through Rome and will bring the number of the airline’s international destinations across five continents to 83. The flights will provide the best connectivity options between Spain and East and Southern Africa.
Madrid, the political, economic and financial hub of Spain, is the country’s biggest and Europe’s the third largest city. It also houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization and numerous major corporations.
“We are very pleased to announce to our esteemed customers that Ethiopian will start services to Madrid, bringing the number of our European destinations to ten. The continued expansion of our network in Europe will enable our customers to enjoy wider choice of connectivity options when travelling between Europe and Africa. Spain is a major tourist originating and destination country. Our new route to Madrid will create opportunities for further strengthening the investment, trade, and tourism ties between Spain and 49 destinations in Africa with convenient and seamless connection through our main hub in Addis Ababa.”, said Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam.
Passengers to and from Madrid will enjoy convenient connections to destinations in Ethiopian wide route network such as Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salam, Nairobi, Entebbe, Lusaka, Luanda and Johannesburg.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 82 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s. (Ethiopian Press Release)