ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, has launched a new flight to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, via Victoria Falls starting from 30 October 2022.
The four weekly flights to Bulawayo takes the number of Ethiopian Airlines’ destinations in Zimbabwe to three, next to Harare and Victoria Falls.
The new flight will be operated with B787 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Bulawayo, also known as “The City of Kings” is rich in cultural history and is the second largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital, Harare.
With the addition of Bulawayo, Ethiopian Airlines’ global destinations reach 131.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew, said the airlines will provide affordable and convenient air connectivity and facilitate trade within Africa and beyond.
“The commencement of flights to Bulawayo is crucial in connecting Southern Africa to the world with our 130 destinations in five continents,” said the CEO.
“We are glad to serve Bulawayo, the industrial hub of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, accelerating trade with our cargo and passenger services.”
Ethiopian has been flying to two other cities in Zimbabwe –Harare and Victoria falls, with its first flight to Harare in 1980.
“Our flights to multiple cities in a country indicate our solid commitment to serve our customers and support our continent as the best pan African carrier,” said Mesfin.
Bulawayo is an important trade and tourist hub for travelers from all corners of the world.
Ethiopian Airlines said it will provide the best connectivity service along with African flavored hospitality.
The suitable geographical location, road infrastructure and hotel businesses have made the city a center of tourism.
Bulawayo’s Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport is the second largest airport in Zimbabwe. However, the airport is underutilized with only few carriers operating to the city.
Ethiopian Airlines commencement of flights brings about additional connectivity options with competitive fares for the city and the southern African region.