Ethiopian airline to fly 10 times weekly to Cape Town

By Sade Williams

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, has announced that it  will increase flight frequency to Cape Town to 10 times weekly beginning from December 1st 2016.



Flight No Effective Date Frequency Departure Airport Departing Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Subfleet
ET 0849 5-Dec-16 ADD 23:30 JNB 3:55 ET 763
    . JNB 4:55 CPT 7:15 ET 763
ET 0848 6-Dec-16 . CPT 20:45 JNB 22:35 ET 763 JNB 23:35 ADD 6:00 ET 763
ET 0847 2-Dec-16 ADD 8:30 CPT 14:15 ET 788
ET 0846 2-Dec-16 CPT 15:05 ADD 22:30 ET 788


Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Busera Awel said, “Serving Africa is our prior commitment as a Pan-African carrier, and increasing services to Cape Town, known for the Table Mountain is part of this commitment. The increase in flight frequency to Cape Town, our third gateway in South Africa, will enable tourists and business travelers to enjoy convenient connectivity options to and from 95 Ethiopian global networks on-board our state-of-the-art fleet, Boeing 787.

Furthermore, our 10 times weekly service will enhance our capacity to over 400% in a year time. We always strive to offer the best possible passenger and cargo services the industry has to offer, including a wide variety menu of meal services with the newly inaugurated modern In-Flight Catering facility, served with a multiple award winning inflight services.”


Ethiopian currently flies to three cities in South Africa, namely: Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.


Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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