Posted on: 31 March 2011 by Mark Howells
flydubai is to begin service to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, with flights beginning on 22 April and operating three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The airline says that when combined with its existing flights to the continent, where it serves Egypt, Sudan and Djibouti, the new route underlines its commitment to supporting trade and business ties between the UAE and Africa.
“There are significant ties between the UAE and Ethiopia that have registered steady growth over the past few years,” explained Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai. “The announcement of flights to Addis Ababa will not only help to develop these further but also provide an affordable travel option for business people and tourists alike.”
Flights will depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 16:15, arriving in Addis at 19:15. The return flight leaves Addis at 20:00, landing in Dubai at 03:55 (all times local).