Ethiopian Airlines to fly to London Gatwick in November

Ethiopian Airlines is adding new service from Addis Ababa to London (Gatwick). 

The new route will operate three times per week from November 21, 2023.

It is Gatwick’s first direct flight to the Ethiopian capital since 2006 and becomes the latest of several new long-haul services to start before the end of the year.

The airline issued this statement:

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will commence a thrice weekly services to/from London-Gatwick starting from November 21, 2023. 

The new service will be operational every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday as per the below schedule. Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Sub Fleet 
ET 718 Tue, Thu, Sun ADD 00:15 LGW 05:15 359 
ET 719 Tue, Thu, Sun LGW 10:10 ADD 20:40 359 

The airport now offers more than 80% of its pre-Covid long-haul routes. 

Following Norse Atlantic launching five new US routes from London Gatwick earlier this year, the airline is due to start operating to Miami and Boston in September, before adding Kingston, Montego Bay and Bridgetown in October. 

British Airways will start flying between London Gatwick and Accra, Ghana in October, following new flights to Las Vegas and Vancouver earlier this year. 

Air Mauritius is also due to take off in October, with daily flights to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. London Gatwick’s long-haul destinations now span the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.