ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines, the leading airline in Africa, is set to resume direct flight services to Singapore after three years hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flight, scheduled to resume on 25 March 2023, will be operated four times a week with the B787 Dreamliner airplane.
“We are delighted to continue our service to Singapore, which was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic,” Ethiopian Group CEO Mesfin Tasew announced on Friday
The Group CEO said the direct flight will further expand Ethiopian airlines’ network in Asia and create air connectivity for passengers traveling between Africa and Singapore.
He said, “the new flight will also facilitate trade, investment, and tourism ties” between Africa and Singapore – one of the major financial hubs in the world.
“In line with our plan for growing our network around the globe,” Mesfin also said Ethiopian airlines “will keep on adding new routes to enhance connectivity” between Africa and the rest of the world via its hub Addis Ababa.
‘Offer More Travel Option’
Singapore’s Changi airport is one of the major global aviation hubs with the latest airport infrastructure and one of the best hub transfer services.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ethiopian Airlines to Changi Airport again,” said Lim Ching Kiat, CAG’s Managing Director of Air Hub Development.
Ethiopian Airlines has been consistently voted as the Best Airline in Africa, and the network from its Addis Ababa hub is connected with more than 63 destinations on the African continent.
“This flight between Singapore and Ethiopia will offer more travel options for passengers from our region to visit Africa,” Lim said.
“For many Singaporeans, Ethiopia could also be an exciting new vacation destination as it boasts many attractions ranging from historic sites such as Axum to breathtaking natural geography such as the Simien Mountains and Blue Nile falls.”