Ethiopian to Restart Flights to Shire, Increases Mekelle Flights

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines says it will resume commercial flights to Shire Town of Tigray region, from its hub in Addis Ababa as of Monday.

The announcement comes a day after the airlines resumed regular daily flights to Mekelle, the capital city of the region.

In a statement today, the airline also discloses it will boost the flights frequency to Mekelle to thrice a day, starting from Monday.

“The resumption of these flights will enable families to reunite, facilitate the restoration of commercial activities, stimulate tourist flow and bring many more opportunities which will serve the society,” Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said on Tuesday.

Ethiopian plans to increase the daily frequency to these flights depending on the demand on the route.

The resumption of the flight services to Mekelle and Shire take Ethiopian Airlines domestic destinations to 21.

Apart from Ethiopian Airlines, Ethio telecom has reconnected services in Mekelle and 20 other towns in the region this weeks.

The two state-owned companies restored thwir services following the Federal government’s delegation visit to the region’s capital to oversee the implementation of the peace accord on Dec 26, 2022.

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