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Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Passenger Services to Freetown

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operator in Africa, is set to launch thrice-weekly passenger services to Freetown, Sierra Leone via Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso starting from 31st of May 2024.

This new route marks yet another milestone in the airline’s extensive network expansion endeavor, connecting more African countries and providing travelers with convenient and efficient travel options.

The Airlines will operate the new thrice-weekly services to Freetown using Boeing 787-800 aircraft, which is equipped with amenities such as spacious seats, personal entertainment systems, and onboard Wi-Fi.

“We are delighted to expand our West Africa network with the addition of Freetown, Sierra Leone,” Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said.

The flight schedule for the new service is: ET 943 Addis Ababa (ADD) Ouagadougou (OUA) Freetown (FNA) Tues, Thurs, Sat ET 942 Freetown (FNA) Ouagadougou (OUA) Addis Ababa (ADD) Wed, Fri, Sun.

The CEO said: “This new route, set to launch in May 2024, will not only provide our passengers with more options for travel, but also facilitate increased tourism, trade and investment opportunities between Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso.”

Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean in the western hemisphere of Africa and the largest city in Sierra Leone, a country known for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife.

“As we continue to grow and connect with more destinations, we are committed to fostering cooperation and partnership between our countries,” Mesfin said.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five Continents.