Ethiopian to start passenger service to Copenhagen

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s major carrier, is set to launch a new passenger flight to Copenhagen, Denmark starting on May 22, 2023. 

The new flight will be operated five times a week except on Tuesdays and Sundays.

“We are glad to open a new route to Copenhagen, Denmark which will be our 21st destination in Europe,” Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said announcing the new flight. 

“With the launch of the flight, Copenhagen will become a crucial gateway for Ethiopian Airlines in northern Europe and southern Scandinavia,” he said.

“Thanks to the wide network of Ethiopian Airlines across Africa, the new flight will enhance the air connectivity between Europe and Africa thereby facilitating trade, tourism and diplomatic relations between the two regions.”

Ethiopian Airlines will deploy Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 315 seat arrangement on the route.

Thomas Woldbye, Chief Executive Officer Copenhagen Airport, said It has for a long time been “our desire to improve the connection between Copenhagen and Africa.”

“Therefore, it is really good news, that Ethiopian Airlines, who for the last 5 years have been awarded as the best airline in Africa, now will start flying to Copenhagen,” the CEO of the airport said.

“The airport in Addis Ababa have grown to become one of Africa’s most important HUBs, with onward connections to more than 60 different cities in Africa, thus this new route will be an amazing gateway to the whole continent for Copenhagen.”

He added that the direct route will create new opportunities for Danish businesses, especially the pharma industry, thanks to the state-of-the-art facilities and pharma wing of Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services. 

Ethiopian first started serving Copenhagen in November 1999 but the flight was suspended about four years later.

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