Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) has announced it will start Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service three days a week to Tokyo (Narita) starting on April 20 in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member, ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo).
The new route will be operated through Hong Kong.
In other news, Ethiopian Airlines and Air India (Delhi) have expanded their codeshare coverage.
Ethiopian operates daily flights to both Mumbai and Delhi. The two Star Alliance member carriers, which have already a codeshare in place for the Mumbai and Delhi routes, have expanded their agreement to include African points on Ethiopian operated network thru its main hub in Addis Ababa, such as Kigali, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Harare and Nairobi, and on Air India’s domestic routes beyond Mumbai and Delhi with the inclusion of Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
Ethiopian is planning to significantly scale-up its footprint in the Indian market with the start of double-daily flights and the opening of a new route in Southern India in 2015.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 84 international destinations across five continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as the Boeing 777s and Boeing 787s.
Copyright Photo: Wingnut/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOS (msn 34747) taxies at London (Heathrow).
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