The largest airline in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it will begin offering three times weekly flights to Zürich as part of its expanding global network. The ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used for the inaugural Addis Ababa to Zürich flight, which will depart on October 31, 2022.
As the airline’s 19th entry point into Europe, Zürich will be its second destination in Switzerland after Geneva. A number of international organizations, including FIFA, the governing body of football, have their global headquarters in this city, which serves as Switzerland’s financial and industrial hub.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew commented on the introduction of the new flight by saying, “We are glad to open a new route connecting the financial centre of Switzerland, Zürich, with more than 130 destinations of Ethiopian Airlines via Africa’s political capital, Addis Ababa.
By adding this new flight, we will be able to better connect Ethiopia with Switzerland and with the rest of Europe. Along with improving relations between Ethiopia and Switzerland and between Africa and Europe, the new service will also facilitate socioeconomic and diplomatic ties.
Ethiopian Airlines currently operates three weekly flights to Geneva, and by the end of October, that number will rise to four. Ethiopian Airlines will offer seven additional flights per week to Switzerland once its services to Zürich are launched.