ETW Staff– Mumbai
Ethiopian Airlines has announced the commencement of four weekly flights to Kano, Nigeria, starting May 24, 2014. The flights to Kano will be Ethiopian’s fourth destination in Nigeria, in addition to Lagos, Abuja and Enugu. Kano will be the airline’s 49th African and 81st international destination.
With the start of operations to Kano, the airline will be offering 20 weekly flights to and from four cities in Nigeria, availing seamless and convenient connectivity options for the Nigerian travelling public to the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Americas. In particular, passengers from Northern Nigerian will be able to enjoy best possible connections, with minimum layover in Addis Ababa, to destinations like Jeddah, Dubai, Cairo, Khartoum, Beirut, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Riyadh and Mumbai.
Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines Group, said, “We are pleased to reinstate our flights to Kano, which will benefit the travelling public of Northern Nigeria. As a indigenous Pan-African carrier, we consider our flights to Nigeria and elsewhere in our great continent as part our responsibility to contribute to the development of Africa and to serve as a critically essential vehicle for the flow of investment, trade, tourism, and job creation.”