Ethiopian Airlines flies into Durban

Ethiopian Airlines launches flights to the South African city of Durban.

The service ET 845/844 will link Durban to and from Addis Ababa every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, for now, though growing demand will see the number of weekly flights eventually expand.

Durban is the third South African city getting connected after Johannesburg and Cape Town by Ethiopian Airlines, making it a whopping 53rd destinations across Africa, more than any other airline on the continent. It will also be the airline’s 92nd international destination overall, affirming Ethiopian’s undisputed claim to be Africa’s number one airline.

When the initial announcement was made, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO Tewolde Gebremariam have this to say at the time: ‘As a Pan-African airline working to bring Africa together and closer to the world, we are very pleased to spread our wings to our 3rd destination in South Africa. The new Durban service will give our customers more and convenient connectivity options when traveling within, to and from the continent. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support to the continent’s socio-economic integration and development. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dube Trade Port, ACSA, KZN’s Economic and Tourism Development departments for their relentless support to make this new operation a reality’.