ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, has announced on Wednesday that it will start passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of 27th October 2019. The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is dubbed ‘Silicon Valley of India’ and serves as the center of technology and innovation.
Commenting on the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said the Airlines is playing a significant player in connecting India and Africa and beyond.
The new four weekly flights will connect India’s ICT hub city of Bengaluru to the increasing Ethiopian network in addition to the airlines’ twice-daily flights each to the commercial city of Mumbai and the Capital New Delhi.
“The flights will also complement our existing dedicated freighter flights to/from Bengaluru,” Tewolde said.
“The addition of Bengaluru to our Indian network will give a wider menu of choices to the fast-growing air travelers between India and Africa and beyond,” he said. “The increasing flight frequencies and the number of gateways in India will facilitate trade, investment and tourism to/from the Indian sub-continent.”
Currently, Ethiopian operates passenger flights to Bombay and Delhi as well as cargo service to Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.