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.