August 12, 2019: Effective September 03, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines will commence flights to Beira, a city in central Mozambique, with three services per week. Earlier, the service was expected to begin in July.

Beira is the fourth largest and one of the main commercial cities in Mozambique and will serve as a gateway to most of the countries in Central Africa with potential tourist attractions.

Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "Covering the largest network in Africa and connecting major world trading cities across our global network, we have been filling the connectivity vacuum in the continent not only with primary cities in countries but also with secondary and tertiary cities and towns. Our customers in these smaller cities will get a special opportunity to connect to our global network of more than 120 international destinations in five continents with direct flights and fewer stops. Supporting our main hub in Maputo, Beira will serve as our hub in central Mozambique directly connecting passengers to our global hub in Addis Ababa for further connections to various parts of the world."

From December 1, 2018, Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines, based in Maputo, started serving domestic destinations such as Maputo, Nampula, Tete, Pemba, Beira, Nacala, Quelimane, Vilankulos, and Chimoio, using Q400 aircraft.

The launch of this direct international flight to and from Beira and Addis Ababa will enable international passengers from Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia to enjoy seamless connections to and from Pemba, Nampula, Nacala, and Tete with Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines' domestic service, reaching some of Mozambique's main seaside tourist resorts.

The route will be served with a B737-800NG offering a two-class layout of business and economy.

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