Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalised all preparations to launch a thrice-weekly flight to Marseille, France’s second-largest city beginning July 2.
The connectivity being established between Europe and Africa is to facilitate trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam has stated.
“It gives us great pleasure to launch flights to Marseille, connecting France’s second largest city to the over 60 African destinations we serve, through our hub Addis Ababa.
“We’ve been flying to Paris since 1971, more than 48 years, so we are not new to the market in France. But we are very happy to expand our services closer to the customer in Marseille now.
“As we forge ahead on the path of growth and success as envisioned in Vision 2025, we will keep on opening new routes to all corners of the world bringing Africa ever closer to the rest of the world,”GebreMariam added.
Marseille marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe.
Ethiopian is currently serving 120 international destinations across five continents with young aircraft with average fleet age of five years.
It will also bring the number of passenger flights the airline operates to European cities to 61 per week.
The flight to Marseille will be dispatched as per the schedule below: