(Media1=Song Hyein) Ethiopian Airlines announced 29 October that it will launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018.
Moscow is Russia’s capital and its political, economic and cultural center. It is the most populated city not just in Russia but also in Europe.
Regarding the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “It gives me a great pleasure to announce that we have finalized preparations to launch services to Moscow, Russia, the world’s largest country in total area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia. As one ofthe world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, Russia offers ample trade and investment potentials for investors. The country’s advanced manufacturing base and light industry also hold further import-export trade potentials with Africa which is endowed with diverse natural resources and raw materials. The air connectivity Ethiopian provides to link Africa and Russia will go a long way towards facilitating and bolstering multifaceted relations between the two regions. Our direct flights will also promote Ethiopian and other African Tourist attractions to the Russian tourists. Russia will be the final BRICS country in our ever growing global network.”
As of December, Ethiopian will connect Moscow with 59 cities in Africa, with thrice a week flights operated with the ultra-modern 787 Dreamliner, will facilitate better trade, investment and tourism relations between the two regions.
Ethiopian, which currently operates 116 international destinations, is undertaking multi-faceted investments to enhance its global presence in line with its Vision 2025.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 116 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centers: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.