The Ethiopian Airlines Group has resumed thrice-weekly passenger services to Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). The flight to Bangui will be operated on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
During the inaugural ceremony, Lemma Yadecha, Chief Commercial Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, stated that the Group has a plan to conduct flights to all capital cities of the African continent by 2030.
Lemma said Ethiopian Airlines is expanding its destinations and maximizing its fleet, adding that the direct flight to Bangui increased its African destinations to 63.
Ethiopian Airlines, as can be recalled, has been familiar with the Central African Republic market as it served the route between 2010 and 2015.
Regarding the commencement of the flight Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew has so far said, “The flights will have significant contribution in strengthening the socio-economic activities between Addis Ababa and Bangui and beyond. Now it is not only Addis Ababa that we link Bangui with, but we have connected the Central African Republic (CAR) to our more than 130 international destinations across five continents. With this travel option, Bangui will have a great opportunity to bolster its bilateral ties with the rest of the world. As a true pan Africa carrier, Ethiopian will continue to expand its flights in Africa.”