Ethiopian Airlines to go daily from Heathrow
Ethiopian Airlines will move to a daily service from Heathrow this summer after gaining a slot to offer a Tuesday flight
The addition means the evening flight to Addis Ababa will be inserted into the schedule from July 8. The new departure is at 21.00, arriving at 07.00. The service from Addis leaves at 13.00, arriving in London at 19.00.
The airline’s chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam said: “We have been constrained to six weekly flights daily but from July our leisure and business customers can enjoy a greater flexibility with our state-of-the-art Boeing 787s.”
He added that the carrier had ambitions to serve Heathrow “twice a day”. The airline is one of Africa’s big four carriers and is expanding. As well as a major hub at Addis Ababa, Ethiopian is building hubs in Togo in west Africa and Malawi in the south. It plans a fourth in central Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lead-in return fares from Heathrow to Addis are £481. Ethiopian Airlines offers connections to most of Africa’s leisure and business destinations. The Star Alliance member is due to move into the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow in September.