Jul 24, 2017: One of Africa’s leading airline operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that it will start services to Bahrain effective August 17, 2017. This service will be operated using the latest B737-800 aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “With the flourishing trade relations between Ethiopia and the Gulf countries, availability of efficient air transport services will surely play significant 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 the main 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’s 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.

Bahrain, a nation comprising more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf has been at the centre of the main trade routes since olden days with growing economy over the past decade.

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