Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, yesterday launched its inaugural direct flight into the resort town of Victoria Falls from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The airline’s Boeing 737-800 with 16 seats in business class and 119 in economy class, landed at Victoria Falls at 1230 with more than 20 paying passengers. The airlines will be flying four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and will also go via Gaborone.
The route is one of three new destinations that they are launching in three days. The other two are Oslo and Antananarivo.
Ethiopian Airlines managing director Mr Esayas Woldemariam Hailu said they were happy to be expanding their route network in Zimbabwe as part of their vision to connect the whole of Africa.
“Our vision is for African airlines to make a bigger contribution in linking the continent by air,” he said.
“We are looking at the possibility of establishing a service to Bulawayo next because we want to offer a service to traders who want to travel to Dubai or China,” he said.
He said they were exploring opportunities to open up more routes in Zimbabwe.
Author: Staff Writer