Ethiopian Airline begins flight services to Bahrain



By Sade Williams


Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will start services to Bahrain effective August 17, 2017 with the latest B737 -800 New Generation with Sky Interior.


Bahrain, a nation comprising more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf, has been at the center of major trade routes since olden days with growing economy over the past decade.


Flight Number  Frequency   Departure    Departure Time       Arrival  Arrival Time     Fleet

ET 0422      Tue, Thu, Sun   Addis Ababa     21:25       Dammam    1:35      ET 738

ET 0422      Mon, Wed, Fri   Dammam    2:20      Bahrain       2:45      ET 738

ET 0422      Mon, Wed, Fri   Bahrain 3:30      Addis Ababa       8:00      ET 738


In line with the commencement of Ethiopian services to Bahrain, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “With  the flourishing trade relations  between  Ethiopia  and  the  Gulf countries, availability of efficient air transport services will surely play great roles in ensuring easy movement of people and import/export items. Our presence in Bahrain dates back to the 1970’s and we are glad that we are now  back with scheduled thrice weekly flights. Currently, Ethiopian flies to major cities in the Middle east including: Beirut, Dammam, Doha, Jeddah, Kuwait, Dubai, Madinah, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.”


In 2017 alone, new destinations like Victoria Falls, Antananarivo, Oslo, Chengdu, Singapore, Guinea, Windhoek, Moroni, as well as freighter destinations like Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway  to India,  Milan  and  Zaragoza,  have joined Ethiopian vast global network. Ethiopian currently operates the youngest and the most technologically advanced fleet in the industry with an average fleet age of less than five years.

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