Ethiopian Airlines Expands In Far East

East African carrier Ethiopian Airlines marked a milestone this week with the launch of services between Addis Ababa and Singapore. The Star Alliance member boosted its global network when the inaugural flight touched down at Singapore’s Changi International Airport on Tuesday (3 December 2013) with government representatives from Ethiopia and Singapore onboard.


Operating 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flight ET 626 departs Addis Ababa at 0040 hrs, arriving in Bangkok at 1315 hrs for a brief stopover before continuing at 1425 hrs to Singapore, where the 2-class, 234-seat Boeing 767-300ER lands at 1815 hrs. The return flight, ET 627, takes off at 2245 hrs for Suvarnabhumi International Airport, landing at 0005 hrs the next day and departing again at 0110 hrs to arrive back at Bole International Airport at 0625 hrs.


Ethiopian Airlines will be looking to use Singapore as a gateway to other Southeast Asian and Australian ports, leveraging its codeshare agreement with alliance partner Singapore Airlines. The city-state joins Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur as the airline’s third destination in Southeast Asia. Closer to home, it will offer connectivity options to East and Central Africa via the Addis Ababa hub.


Recently voted the “2013 African Airline of the Year”, the airline currently flies to more than 76 international destinations across 5 continents, using a fleet of modern Boeing 737, B767, B777 and B787 Dreamliners.


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