ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, commenced thrice-weekly flights to Marseille, France, on Tuesday, 2 July 2019.
The new service was inaugurated at a colorful event held in the VIP Salon at Addis Ababa International Airport in the presence of Frédéric Bontems, French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia, and Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO. Both of them were onboard the inaugural flight.
Members of the diplomatic community in Addis Ababa together with other invited guests graced the event. Cake cutting and champagne toast ceremony was held to mark the event.
Marseille, France’s second largest city, is the second destination in France and 20th destination in Europe.
With the new flight, Ethiopian now operates over 60 passenger flights to European cities every week.
Ethiopian Airlines has been flying to Paris since 1971 connecting Africa to the French capital for nearly five decades thereby facilitating trade investment, tourism, and people-to-people ties, the airlines said in a statement sent to The Daily Monitor.
Currently, Ethiopian flies to more than 120 international destinations across five continents with young fleets.