Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has announced that, it has finalized all preparations to launch a three-time weekly flight to Marseille, France by July 2, 2019.
Marseille is the second-largest city of France and main city of the historical province.
Speaking on the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam said, “It gives us great pleasure to launch flights to Marseille, connecting France’s second largest city to the over 60 African destinations we serve, through our hub Addis Ababa.”
“We’ve been flying to Paris since 1971, more than 48 years, so we are not new to the market in France. But we are very happy to expand our services closer to the customer in Marseille. The connectivity we are establishing between Europe and Africa is facilitating trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people ties. As we forge ahead on the path of growth and success as envisioned in Vision 2025, we will keep on opening new routes to all corners of the world bringing Africa ever closer to the rest of the world”, he added.
Marseille marks Ethiopian Airline’s 20th destination in Europe.
Ethiopian Airlines is currently serving 120 international destinations across five continents with young aircraft with an average fleet age of five years.
It will also bring the number of passenger flights the airline operates to European cities to 61 per week.
About Ethiopian Airlines
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 119 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.