ETW STAFF – Mumbai
Ethiopian Airlines will launch new flights from Addis Ababa to Toronto. The first flight will operate on July 16, 2012. This new flight will be the only regularly scheduled non-stop flights from Toronto to the African continent. The flight will be operated with Ethiopian Airlines’ new B777-200LR aircraft, configured with 34 seats in cloud nine business class and 287 seats in economy class.
Toronto will be Ethiopian Airlines 67th international destination, and second in the Americas. With this new flight, Toronto will be connected to various cities in Africa via Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa, including Johannesburg, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, Lusaka, Bujumbura, the Seychelles, Douala, Kinshasa, and Harare. The new flight will operate twice a week with the following schedule:
|ET502||2230 from Addis Ababa||0740 to Toronto||Monday/ Friday||Rome||07/ 16/ 12|
|ET503||1015 from Toronto||0715 to Addis Ababa||Tuesday/ Saturday||Nonstop||07/ 17/ 12|
Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines said, “It has been our vision to connect Toronto with our hub, Addis, and to the rest of the world. Now, Ethiopian Airlines is committed to start services to Toronto twice a week, introducing a new route between Africa and Canada. By adding Toronto to our network, Ethiopian Airlines reinforces the ties between Canada and Ethiopia enhancing trade and investment.”
Passengers travelling from cities such as Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and San Francisco will find convenient connections via Toronto using Ethiopian Airlines’ partner Air Canada on the new flight. As Ethiopian Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, members of Air Canada’s Aeroplan programme will be able to earn miles on this and any flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines.